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Date: 2007-06-21 (08:35)
From: Christophe TROESTLER <Christophe.Troestler+ocaml@u...>
Subject: Re: [Caml-list] windows and C libs
On Thu, 21 Jun 2007, "Dmitry Bely" <> wrote:
> On 6/20/07, Christophe TROESTLER <> wrote:
> > WINDOWS USERS: Is there a consensus on windows on where the .lib and
> > .dll should go?  If not, how about to decide that here so efforts to
> > port libs to windows can set it as the default path.
> Do you mean .lib/.dll files of some specific OCaml library? They
> usually go to %OCAMLLIB% and  %OCAMLLIB%\stublibs respectively. What's
> wrong with it?

No, I mean C library files -- e.g. where should the C-pcre libraries
(libpcre.lib, dllpcre.dll) go?

> > WIN32 OCAML: When I give a path -- say -cclib "C:\Documents and
> > Settings\USER\Mes documents\lib\libx.lib" -- containing spaces (but
> > quoted) to include into a library, it is not well quoted when on uses
> > the library (to compile a program).  I tried "\"...\"" to  not avail.
> > Is there a way around that or must it be considered like a bug?
> An obvious workaround is to use the short name:
> C:\Docume~1\USER\Mesdoc~1\lib\libx.lib

Yes but it is not convenient because it is not returned by, say,
%OCAMLLIB%.  Is there a command to transform a long name into a short
one?  What about vista?