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From: Nicolas Pouillard <nicolas.pouillard@g...>
Subject: Re: [Caml-list] ocamlbuild -pack and ocamldoc
Excerpts from Benedikt Grundmann's message of Wed Nov 28 12:11:02 +0100 2007:
> Hi list (and Nicolas in particular),

> I have a rather big project consisting of several parts.  I currently
> build everything
> using one central file, one pN.mlpack file for each
> part, a _tags file in each part that  adds the for-pack(pN) option and
> sometimes the necessary camlp4o, use_<syntaxext> tag.
> The parts are not independent of each other.
Sounds good.

> I want to add a (ocamldoc) reference to my project.  Ideally one for
> the complete project, where each part is correctly packed and there is
> one central index.html file.  Originally I had a file pN/pNdoc.odocl
> for each part pN and called ocamlbuild pN/pNdoc.docdir/index.html,
> which worked until I added the -pack option.  Now depending on the
> options I set, I either get an error message by ocamlbuild stating
> that it does not know how to build pN/foo.odoc or an error message by
> ocamldoc stating that it does not know how to find certain files.
> What is the proper way to use ocamldoc together with ocamlbuild in
> such a scenario?
There  is  no  proper  way,  but a way that works quite well. You can define a
rule  that  syntacly  pack all your interfaces into a big mli. Then give it to

Nicolas Pouillard aka Ertai