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Date: 2003-11-21 (16:31)
From: Martin Jambon <martin_jambon@e...>
Subject: Re: [Caml-list] Building large and portable projects
On Fri, 21 Nov 2003 sylvain.le-gall@polytechnique.org wrote:

> My aims is to make something more Makefile like ( ie you will have the
> ability to add rules ). Off course, my first goal is to compile ml file.
> So there will be less features than Makefile.

Are you sure? If this compiles only Caml code, nobody will use it for 
serious projects. But I was thinking of loadable modules like in emacs 
instead of a rigid and limited set of predefined rules.
If we think of make as a preprocessor for shell-scripts, then we can 
create a preprocessor for OCaml that will do the same but will benefit 
from many built-in properties that sh doesn't have and that (GNU) make 
hardly provides.


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