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From: Stefan Heimann <lists@s...>
Subject: [Caml-list] Automatic generation of mli files

I searching for a way for generating the .mli file for a given source .ml
file automatically. My basic idea is like that:

(1) Specify in the .ml file which values and types should be exported
    and if a type should be exported abstract or not. This could be
    done with a special comment at the top of the file.

(2) Filter the output of `ocamlc -i' to exclude the values and types
    that should not be exported and to make the types abstract if

Of course, the tool should check of there is an existing .mli
file. If the .mli file was not generated by the tool it is not
overwritten. If the list of exported values and types has not changed
the .mli file is not updated too.

I experimented a little bit with parsing the output of `ocamlc -i'
and printing the modified parse tree. I took must code from the ocaml
distribution. However, I don't think that this is a good way.

Any ideas of how to implement such a tool? Are there any existing
tools with this functionality?


Stefan Heimann :: personal website.       :: CvsShell, a console based cvs client.

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