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From: Christophe TROESTLER <Christophe.Troestler@u...>
Subject: Re: [Caml-list] Wishes for an easy install of Ocaml
On Fri, 24 Dec 2004, Philippe Lelédy <phl@leledy.org> wrote:
> 
> I am a French teacher who give to my students their first  course in 
> Computer Science, which include learning Caml (as the first language).
> I give them strong advice to install an  Unix-like OS on their own 
> computer, with some success (Linux, MacOS X).

Sounds great!

>  '(tuareg-library-path "/usr/lib/ocaml/3.08")
> 
> That last line is not release independant.

I am no expert in elisp, but this works:

     (with-temp-buffer
	(progn
	  (call-process "ocamlc" nil t nil "-where")
	  (let ((path (buffer-string)))
	    ;; get rid of the final '\n'
	    (setq tuareg-library-path (substring path 0 -1))
	    )))

>   (setq tuareg-manual-url 

The manual is available in info form (C-h i  d  m ocaml  RETURN).
This is in the ocaml-doc package under Debian.

> Also more lines in .emacs are necessary to make Emacs behave more
> like a non Unix geek would expect.

In my view, this is optional -- we point our students to e.g.
http://www.cua.dk/cua.html but do not provide it ourselves.

> Making a ocaml-goodies-for-newbies package which would include all
> this customizations ?

Yes.  Your package could depend on ocaml and tuareg-mode for easy
install.

my 0.2¤,
ChriS