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From: Martin Jambon <martin.jambon@e...>
Subject: Re: [Caml-list] camlp4 -I and shared libs
On Sun, 24 Jun 2007, Jake Donham wrote:

> Hi,
> Should the -I flag to camlp4 add the directory to the shared library
> search path, as it does with ocamlc?
> I was trying to use Micmatch (very nice by the way) with ocamlfind, as 
> follows:


> ocamlfind ocamlc -syntax camlp4o -ppopt pa_micmatch_pcre.cmo
> -package micmatch_pcre [...]

It seems you forgot either -c or -linkpkg.
The following should work.

ocamlfind ocamlc -c -syntax camlp4o -package micmatch_pcre
ocamlfind ocamlc -o toto -syntax camlp4o -package micmatch_pcre -linkpkg

> but I get an error that it cannot find What is happening
> is that ocamlfind has pcre-ocaml as a dependency of micmatch_pcre
> (even though this is needed only at runtime, not at preprocessing
> time), so it adds pcre.cma and -I $SITE_LIB/pcre to the camlp4 command
> line. Now pcre.cma needs, which is in $SITE_LIB/pcre, but
> this path is not added to the shared library search path. (It's easy
> to work around this by constructing a camlp4 call directly, since
> pcre.cma is not needed.)
> This is with 3.09.3 but a glance at the 3.10.0 source suggests it has
> the same behavior. It's a one-line change (call Dll.add_path after
> Dynlink.init in camlp4/odyl/ or
> camlp4/CamlP4/Struct/ to fix it.

Note that the current version of micmatch does not work under ocaml/camlp4 
3.10.0. I recommend using 3.09.3 until the new camlp4 is more mature.