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From: Matt Gushee <mgushee@h...>
Subject: Re: [Caml-list] Error in Camlp4 tutorial?
On Sat, May 24, 2003 at 09:18:47PM +0200, Remi Vanicat wrote:
> Matt Gushee <mgushee@havenrock.com> writes:
> 
> >   # let add_infix lev op =
> >     EXTEND
> >       expr: LEVEL $lev$
> >         [ [ x = expr; $op$; y = expr -> <:expr< $lid:op$ $x$ $y$ >> ] ];
> >                                         ^^^^^^^
> >   Unbound quotation: "expr"
> >
> > Can anyone help me understand what the problem is? Is there an error in
> > the tutorial, or have a done something wrong?
> >
> > (P.S.: I don't really understand what '<:expr<' represents. Maybe the
> > answer would be obvious if I knew that?)
> 
> 
> It would work with
> ocaml camlp4o.cma pa_extend.cmo q_MLast.cmo

Well, almost: I've progressed to a type error: the quoted section
apparently evaluates to an int, where MLast.expr is required. Oh, well.
At this point I can usually sort out type errors on my own.

> the <:expr< ... >> things are define in q_MLast.cmo
> 
> You should read the documentation about quotation into the camlp4
> tutorial. 

Ah, I see. And that comes *after* the part where I'm having trouble. I
still think it's a very good tutorial, but perhaps the sequencing could
be improved a bit.

Anyway, thanks for your help!

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