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Date: 2004-09-15 (14:50)
From: Virgile Prevosto <prevosto@m...>
Subject: Re: [Caml-list] Confused
Le 15.09.2004, à 17:23:48, Radu Grigore a écrit:

> But it still doesn't explain why I was unable to exit ocaml
> interactive interpreter after loading camlp4r and typing your exact
> example: exit doesn't work, #quit doesn't work, ctrl-C doesn't work,
> etc. The only solution that worked was ctrl-Z followed by "kill".

because camlp4R loads the Revised syntax, in which toplevel sentences
are ended by a single semicolumn, not a double one:
~ [754]$ ocaml
        Objective Caml version 3.08.1

#  #load "camlp4r.cma";; (* normal syntax, use ';;' *)
        Camlp4 Parsing version 3.08.1

# exit 0; (* revised syntax, use ';' *)
~ [755]$

To go back to the initial question, note that the revised syntax has two
different keywords for global declaration and local binding: the former
is introduced by 'value', while the latter is still 'let ... in'. Hence,
you'll have to write

# #load "camlp4r.cma";;
# value test = 
   let rec build = 
    fun [0 -> [] | n -> [1e-6 :: build (n-1)]] 
   in [1.::(build 1000)]; 
(* There are also differences in lists and pattern-matching syntax *)
value test : list float
=  [1; 1e-06; 1e-06; 1e-06; 1e-06; 1e-06; 1e-06; 1e-06; 1e-06; 1e-06;
   1e-06; <snip>

The revised syntax is described in the chapter 6 of the camlp4 manual.

E tutto per oggi, a la prossima volta

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