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From: Grigory Batalov <bga@t...>
Subject: Re: ocaml support in autotools
On Mon, 31 Jul 2006 18:14:44 +0200
Guillaume Rousse <Guillaume.Rousse@inria.fr> wrote:

> 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.

  We have some modified scripts here too:
  http://oops.tepkom.ru/projects/template/
  There is also a short usage description.

> But instead of
> loosely distributing those macros in a custom package, as currently done
> in Debian,

  Which Debian package? (autoconf ?)

> 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/c9bf9f5d4423a9259f12ccc805fe4c1d.fr.html
> http://sourceware.org/ml/automake/2003-12/msg00153.html
> I'd be interested in current status of this effort before further
> investigation.