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Date: 2004-12-24 (18:24)
From: Matthew O'Connor <angagon@e...>
Subject: Re: [Caml-list] Wishes for an easy install of Ocaml
Philippe Lelédy wrote:
> but it is not enough, adding some obscure lines to .emacs is necessary 
> b/c the old Caml mode is effective by default but Tuareg is not. Time 
> spent to explain that is very counter-productive to Unix new-bies. 
> Debian tuareg-mode does half the job by adding tuareg-mode directory to 
> emacs load-path, but manual addition of (load "append-tuareg") is still 
> necessary.

As this is their first programming class, you could just provide a fixed 
.emacs and tell them to copy it into their home directory (as they won't 
have their own .emacs with customization yet).

Then it's an apt-get and a copy, which shouldn't be too hard. :-)