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From: Jonathan Bryant <jtbryant@v...>
Subject: Re: [Caml-list] OSX GUI

On Jun 7, 2007, at 11:21 AM, William D. Neumann wrote:

> On Wed, 6 Jun 2007, Jonathan Bryant wrote:
>
>>> Do you prefer TextMate's OCaml mode to that of Emacs?
>>
>> It's OCaml mode usually works fine, but there are a few places it  
>> messes up: the "with" record syntax is the most notable.
>
> Yeah... unfortunately, the regex matching that the syntax  
> hilighting is based on hakes it hard to get certain constructs  
> right.  I believe this is supposed to be overhauled in v2.0 (which  
> is dependant on Tiger).  BTW: what's wrong with the with record  
> syntax?  It seems to work fine for me.

Copy this into TextMate:

type t = {
x : int;
y : float
}

let _ =
   let r = { x = 1; y = 1.0 } in
   let r' = { r with x = 2 } in
   (* ... Syntax highlighting has stopped working here ... *)

That's where it fails because of the "with".  It's the only obvious  
bug I've run across, but if you have something like that early in the  
code, the rest of your code is not highlighted.  Maybe I have an old  
version of the bundle if you don't see this problem.

>
>> Downsides are that (a) not programmable, and (b) you have to keep  
>> a terminal open to build, etc.
>
> Well, it is scriptable, so you could write a script that tould take  
> care of that for you.  Ocamlbuild should help make this a bit less  
> painless as well.
>
> Actually, my biggest annoyance is that you can't easily do  
> something like jump to the ith character of a selection (though I  
> could prabably write a script for that too), which is needed for  
> working with large exressions in the toplevel where it identifies  
> errors by location and not highlighting.
>
> William D. Neumann
>
> ---
>
> "There's just so many extra children, we could just feed the
> children to these tigers.  We don't need them, we're not doing  
> anything with them.
>
> Tigers are noble and sleek; children are loud and messy."
>
>         -- Neko Case
>
> Life is unfair.  Kill yourself or get over it.
> 	-- Black Box Recorder
>
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