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From: David Teller <David.Teller@u...>
Subject: Re: [Caml-list] ANN OCaml Batteries Included alpha 1
          Hi,

 It seems we forgot one dependency in the README: you need Bin-prot to
get Batteries to work. I must confess that we could have removed that
dependency for Alpha 1, as we don't use any feature of Bin-prot yet.

Cheers,
 David

On Sun, 2008-10-12 at 01:42 -0400, Peng Zang wrote:
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> Hi,
> 
> I think Batteries Included is a great idea and have been looking forward to 
> seeing how it turns out.  I've just installed it and have been playing around 
> with it.  A quick question, how do you get batteries to work in the toplevel?  
> I tried the usual:
> 
>   # #use "topfind";;
>   # #require "batteries";;
>   No such package: bin_prot.syntax - Required by `batteries.bin_prot.syntax'
> 
> But I get an error.  Attempts to "#require" batteries.bin_prot.syntax yield 
> similar errors.
> 
> This is quite important to me.  I don't know what the general sentiment of the 
> community is, but the toplevel is one of the major reasons I use OCaml.  In 
> fact, for every Makefile I write, I write an equivalent toplevel init file.  
> This ensures that any code I write in the toplevel, will compile with no 
> changes and vice versa.  Even when making simple edits to compiled code, I 
> will open up a toplevel, load the library/file and open the correct name 
> space of where the edit will take place (automated with some elisp of 
> course).  This allows me to test, in the toplevel, each little change I make.
> 
> Thanks in advance,
> 
> Peng
> 
> 
>   
> 
> 
> On Saturday 11 October 2008 09:48:34 am David Teller wrote:
> >       Dear list,
> >
> >  We're happy to inform you that the first alpha version of OCaml
> > Batteries Included has just been released. You may find the source on
> > the Forge [1], as well as the release notes [2],  and you can browse the
> > documentation online, including a detailed presentation of what OCaml
> > Batteries Included is all about [3].  A GODI package has also been
> > uploaded for OCaml 3.10 .
> >
> > The list of features is a tad too long for detailing it here. Let's just
> > say that there are new or improved data structures, i/o, unicode ropes,
> > syntax extensions, primitives for invoking some of the tools of the
> > toolchain, etc.
> >
> > It's alpha-level code, so use with caution, and not all the features we
> > have in mind have been implemented yet. On the other hand, any form of
> > feedback is greatly appreciated.
> >
> > [1] http://forge.ocamlcore.org/frs/?group_id=17&release_id=44
> > [2] http://forge.ocamlcore.org/frs/shownotes.php?release_id=44
> > [3] http://forge.ocamlcore.org/docman/?group_id=17
> >
> > Have fun coding,
> >  David
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