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From: Issac Trotts <ijtrotts@u...>
Subject: Re: [Caml-list] [ANNOUNCE] Development versions: ocamlconf, ASPCC
On Wed, Mar 03, 2004 at 08:56:27PM +0100, David MENTRE wrote:
> Hello Kenneth,
> 
> Kenneth Knowles <kknowles@uclink.berkeley.edu> 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.

We could solve this problem by bundling a simple sh script to check
whether OCaml is installed, and maybe get it if not.

-- 
Issac Trotts
http://redwood.ucdavis.edu/~issac

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