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Date: 2008-03-02 (10:53)
From: forum@x9c.fr <forum@x...>
Subject: Re: [Caml-list] [ANN] OCaml-Java project : beta version

Le 1 mars 08 à 21:01, Adrien a écrit :
> Now about ocamljava, ocaml.jar immediately exits with "unable to
> locate ocaml toplevel". I thought it did not need ocaml(.out).
> Also, ocamljava.jar has another problem :
>  java -jar bin\ocamljava.jar
>  Fatal error: exception
> Sys_error("/usr/local/share/camomile/database/general_cat
>  egory.mar: java.io.IOException: file does not exist:
> .\usr\local\share\camomile\
>  database\general_category.mar")

Well, I have to admit that I made some errors while crafting the  
binary package.
I just fixed them and uploaded a new version (check out http://ocamljava.x9c.fr/downloads.html) 
You should now be able to use the various tools. Here is a short test  
session assuming you
have a "source.ml" file (typical content: <<let () = List.iter  
print_endline ["hello ..."; "... world"]>>):

Execution of toplevel:
	java -jar ocaml.jar

Compilation to OCaml bytecode:
	java -jar ocamlc.jar -o bc source.ml
Execution of produced btyecode:
	java -jar ocamlrun.jar bc

Compilation to Java jar file:
	java -jar ocamljava.jar -standalone -o prog.jar source.ml
Execution of produced jar file:
	java -jar prog.jar

However, I noticed a bug with the binary package that does not show up  
if you have
the standard OCaml distribution installed on your computer: the  
compilers will fail if the current directory contains the by-product  
of a previous compilation
(e.g. cmo or cmi files). The temporary workaround is to delete these  
files before any

I suspect this bug has something to do with the embedded mode (the  
ability for the
Java-run programs to look for files inside their jar files rather than  
on the local file
system). I will hunt this bug and report to the list when it is fixed.
Sorry for the inconvenience in the meanwhile.

Xavier Clerc