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From: jehenrik <jehenrik@y...>
Subject: [Caml-list] darwin link suckage eg: pcre
Can somebody who understands Darwin linking tell me why my ocaml pcre 
does not work like I think it should?  I build pcre 3.9.  Install.  
Fine.  I build pcre-ocaml 4.28.  It installs in 
/usr/local/lib/ocaml/contrib.  Good enough.  After the install, I have 
to manually ranlib libpcre_stubs.a because the directory has changed.  
Fine.  The example programs, pcregrep et al, link fine against the 
install.  Now I try to build a toplevel:

> bash2.05 jehenrik@localhost ~/src/pcre-ocaml-4.28.3 % ocamlmktop -ccopt 
> -L/usr/local/lib/ocaml/contrib -o ocaml_pcre pcre.cma
> bash2.05 jehenrik@localhost ~/src/pcre-ocaml-4.28.3 % ocaml_pcre
>         Objective Caml version 3.06
>
> # open Pcre;;
> Unbound module Pcre
> # Pcre.regexp;;
> Unbound value Pcre.regexp

The toplevel executable does contain the C stubs:


> bash2.05 jehenrik@localhost ~/src/pcre-ocaml-4.28.3 % nm ocaml_pcre
> .
> .
> .
> 00002438 T _pcre_isspace_wrapper

OTOH, I can't seem to see them even if I load pcre.cmo:

> # #load "lib/pcre.cmo";;
> # Pcre;;
> Unbound constructor Pcre
> # Pcre.regexp;;
> Unbound value Pcre.regexp
> # regexp;;
> Unbound value regexp

I can see them if I ignore the .mli file and load all the symbols into 
the top namespace:

> # #use "lib/pcre.ml";;
> exception BadPattern of string * int
> exception InternalError of string
> .
> .
> .
> # regexp "[a-z]";;
> - : regexp = <abstr>
> #

Of course this isn't what I want, it's just duct tape.  Now I have a fix 
which I don't understand either.  I change

> ifndef OCAML_LIB_INSTALL
>   OCAML_LIB_INSTALL := $(OCAMLLIBPATH)
> JH was $(OCAMLLIBPATH)/contrib

in OcamlMakefile, reinstall, and everything works perfect:

> bash2.05 jehenrik@localhost ~/src/pcre-ocaml-4.28.3 % ocamlmktop 
> pcre.cma -o ocaml_pcre
> bash2.05 jehenrik@localhost ~/src/pcre-ocaml-4.28.3 % ocaml_pcre
>         Objective Caml version 3.06
>
> # open Pcre;;
> #

So I have a workaround, but I would like to know what the problem is so 
that I don't repeat whatever error is here with my own code.  Thanks.


Jeff Henrikson


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