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From: Felix Winkelmann <felix@p...>
Subject: Re: [Caml-list] Windows (MSVC) applications without the console window...
Harry Chomsky wrote:

>>>I'm using OCaml 3.07 on Windows (MSVC build) and I wonder
>>>whether it's possible to create standalone applications
>>>that run without opening a console window. Some googling
>>>directed me to mkwinapp (from the OCaml-Win32 distribution)
>>>but apparently it doesn't work.
> Can you be more specific about what doesn't work?  I haven't tried it with
> the most recent versions of OCaml and Windows, so there may be bugs that I
> don't know about.  Or you may be running into the limitations caused by
> OCaml's use of a separate application for its runtime (ocamlrun.exe).  Make
> sure you read and understand section 3 ("Subsystems") of the file build.txt
> included with the OCaml-Win32 distribution.

mkwinapp just appears to be ineffective on a bytecode-compiled
file. But (as I said in my followup), it works nicely with native
code compiled with ocamlopt. So it really seems to be related
to the invocation of ocamlrun (I guess),


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