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From: Guillaume Rousse <Guillaume.Rousse@i...>
Subject: ocaml support in autotools
Hello.

I'd like to have ocaml support in autotools (autoconf + automake), to
avoid heavy code duplication between several projects (at least
ocmalimages and activedvi).

Autoconf support is quite simple to do, and even already done (I easily
found  reference to
http://www.lri.fr/~filliatr/ftp/ocaml/misc/configure.in. But instead of
loosely distributing those macros in a custom package, as currently done
in Debian, I'd like to submit them directly to autoconf maintainers
(with some modification, and with author's agreement of course). They
are OK for this, provided there is some prior consensus in ocaml
community first, to avoid continual macro change request of course.

Automake support is more complex, but apparently someone already tried
it, as discussed at
http://caml.inria.fr/pub/ml-archives/caml-list/2003/12/c9bf9f5d4423a9259f12ccc805fe4c1
d.fr.html
http://sourceware.org/ml/automake/2003-12/msg00153.html
I'd be interested in current status of this effort before further
investigation.

Comments ?
-- 
Guillaume Rousse
Projet Estime, INRIA
Domaine de Voluceau
Rocquencourt - B.P. 105
78153 Le Chesnay Cedex - France