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From: Kenneth Knowles <kknowles@b...>
Subject: Re: [Caml-list] Re: GODI vs. Ocamake
On Thu, Apr 15, 2004 at 05:33:38PM +1000, skaller wrote:
> On Thu, 2004-04-15 at 16:34, Kenneth Knowles wrote:
> > On Thu, Apr 15, 2004 at 11:05:12AM +1000, skaller wrote:
> 
> > I never said they were perfect.  I don't use them.  However, I don't know of
> > anything other than a custom-rolled Makefile that handles such things.  Are you
> > suggesting one?  If so, I'm very interested, and I may have missed it in your
> > previous messages.
> 
> I'm suggesting a whole class of them: general purpose languages.
> Here's a fragment from the Felix build script.
> Who needs autoconf?
> 
> [script]

Do you see how you are doing the same work as autoconf, but in a language other
than m4/shell?  Moreover almost all of that should be provided by the build tool,
not written by the programmer.  A reasonable size of build script to locate the
ocaml tools and set a couple flags is under a dozen lines.

Kenn

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