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From: David MENTRE <dmentre@l...>
Subject: Re: [Caml-list] [ANNOUNCE] Development versions: ocamlconf, ASPCC
Hello Kenneth,

Kenneth Knowles <> writes:

> The configure script (actually configure.mlc, for technical reasons,
> and the configure script is a shell wrapper around `ocaml configure.mlc`) is
> also plain text ocaml, but with additional code copied into it.

So the produced configure script is an OCaml program that needs the
ocaml environment to run? I share all the objections against autoconf,
but at least it produces a simple sh script that can run on any (unix)
system. The role of a configure script is also to find the ocaml
compiler or warn that it is a requirement. That's said, I admit that if
somebody intends to compile an OCaml program, he probably have ocaml on
his machine. But that's still introduce a dependency *before* running
the configure script of which role is to find dependencies.

My 2 cents,
 David Mentré <>

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