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Date: 2007-09-01 (10:03)
From: Adrien <camaradetux@g...>
Subject: Re: [Caml-list] MingW compiler (!) and Ocaml for Windows

If I can read correctly, diversion is recent (i.e. ocaml 3.10) (

For the lazy ones, from ccomp.ml,
 > if Sys.os_type = "Win32" && String.length s >= 256
 > then build_diversion lst
 > else s
256 is very low. When compiling ocaml, some commands are more than
2100 chars and they don't fail. If there was a 256 character limit I
wouldn't compile much things (I can make opt.opt for ocaml and
mldonkey compiles completely).

>From this page: http://www.accesspdf.com/article.php/2005020713040824
 > What about Windows users who use the bash command shell, as packaged by
 > MSYS? I couldn't find an immediate answer via Google, but I did find a script
 > that tests this limit. It is used in the libtool configure script.
I changed it a little,
 > and the results of my script (below) suggests you have at least 3145729
 > characters, or about 3MB.

 > This result differs from that cited in the libtool configure script
comments (256k
 > character limit for the mingw environment).

I'm sure 256 chars is not the true limit but 256k chars seems too
high. Conclusion ? =/

Btw, I am working on having ocaml work better under mingw. You can
have a look at this page : http://wiki.cocan.org/ocaml_mingw_port . It
doesn't work completely but mostly (in fact it may work for ocaml
Having a fully functionnal configure script is required for ocaml
features not to be determined by the lowest common factor which is
pretty low under win32...


Adrien Nader