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From: Aleksey Nogin <nogin@m...>
Subject: Re: [Caml-list] ocamlbuild is VERY nifty
On 07.03.2007 07:53, Joel Reymont wrote:

> I asked around before settling on a build system since I'm new to OCaml. 
> I looked at OMake, OCamlMakefile and found them complex and confusing.

Well, it should have been equally easy to use OMake in this case - while 
it is true that OMake is complex, the complexity is only there to help 
you out when you need it; you can safely ignore it until then.

If I understand what you are doing here correctly, it would have been 
sufficient to just use the following OMakefile:

---------
# Optional - use bytecode compilation even when ocamlopt is available
NATIVE_ENABLED = false
BYTE_ENABLED = true

USE_OCAMLFIND = true
OCAMLPACKS[] = ounit

.DEFAULT: $(OCamlProgram test, test easy easy_lexer easy_parser 
parser_util symtab parser_test)
-------

and then simply running "omake" would do what you want.

> Then William Neuman pointed me to ocamlbuild and Nicolas Pouillard 
> helped me hook it up to external libraries via a plugin.
> 
> Deep into my first project I confirm that ocamlbuild is VERY nifty. I 
> can automatically rebuild when any parts of my project change and then 
> run my unit tests.
> 
> All I need to do is:
> 
> ocamlbuild test.byte --
> 
> *** my project ***
> 
>      189 easy.mli
>      282 easy_lexer.mll
>      420 easy_parser.mly
>       17 myocamlbuild.ml
>       14 parser_util.ml
>       30 symtab.ml
>        8 test.ml
>      284 parser_test.ml
>     1355 total
> 
> *** test.ml ***
> 
> open OUnit
> 
> let suite = "Morpher" >:::
>   [Parser_test.suite]
> 
> let _ =
>   run_test_tt_main suite
> 
> *** myocamlbuild.ml ***
> 
> open Ocamlbuild_plugin;;
> open Command;;
> 
> let packages = "ounit" (* "pkg1,pkg2,..." *);;
> 
> let ocamlfind cmd =
> S[A"ocamlfind"; A cmd; A"-package"; A packages];;
> 
> flag ["ocaml"; "link"] (A"-linkpkg");;
> 
> dispatch begin function
> | After_options ->
>      Options.ocamlc := ocamlfind "ocamlc";
>      Options.ocamlopt := ocamlfind "ocamlopt";
> | _ -> ()
> end
> 
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