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Date: 2004-11-24 (04:11)
From: Christopher A. Watford <christopher.watford@g...>
Subject: Re: [Caml-list] Ocamlwin.exe Flaky ?
I'll tell you this, there is no clean way to get stdin with OCamlWin
at the moment. I should probably look into rewriting the entire
internals that handle reading to and from the pipe. The actual system
that would work the best is statically linking the top level INTO the
application, keeping me from having to pipe in from a command window,
which is why it 'consistantly crashes' when reading from stdin.

I'll run it in debug mode, see if I can hotfix your crash, however, if
it is dealing with reading stdin, I wouldn't get your hopes up for the

Christopher Watford

On Tue, 23 Nov 2004 21:52:34 -0500, Normand Leclerc
<leclercn@globetrotter.net> wrote:
> Hi,
> I asked this to the beginner's list but the answer was elliptic.
> I re-ask it here.
> OcamlWin.exe is consistently crashning.  I don't know if it
> is because of SP2 of WinXP, but I would be surprised, as the rest
> is holding well.  Also, I do not have the choice of Win.
> In general, OcamlWin is working, butI crash it from I/O, when reading the keyboard :
> print_string "What's your name ? ";
>   flush stdout;
>   let answer = input_line stdin in
>   print_string ("Hello " ^ answer);
>   print_string ", nice to meet you!\n";
> Also, apart of an Emacs mode, is it possible to redirect the
> interpreter's output to my small editor with with I do my own handy
> auto-completion.  I do it with other languages,
> but never found the way to do it with Ocaml.
> As a matter of fact, even .Ocamlinit in the same directory of
> OcamlWin.exe is not able to change the working directory with
> directives.
> Thanks for any help.
> --
> Norm.
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