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From: skaller <skaller@o...>
Subject: Re: [Caml-list] non-exported functions
On Wed, 2003-10-29 at 18:52, Dustin Sallings wrote:
> On Oct 28, 2003, at 10:50 PM, Jean-Baptiste Rouquier wrote:
> 
> >> I kinda liked automatically generating my .mli,
> > ocamlc -i foo.ml > foo.mli
> 
> 	Right, like that.  If I have to make a custom mli, I have to take this 
> out of my build system.  :)

That command is guarranteed to be useless in a build system.
The generated interface is exactly the same as the one
that is extracted from the compiled ml file anyhow.

The -i command is only to get a text file for the purpose
of subsequent manual editing.

Mli files are ONLY needed when there's an actual
constraint. Every ml file I write has a manually
constructed mli file, because almost invariably
I *do* have helper functions I dont wish to 
expose to clients.

I sometime use ocamlc -i to get the interface generated
by a functor application .. (is there another way
to do that, its woefully crude ..)



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