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From: Sylvain Le Gall <sylvain@l...>
Subject: Re: camlp4 on Debian lenny
On 20-12-2008, Oliver Bandel <oliver@first.in-berlin.de> wrote:
> Zitat von Sylvain Le Gall <sylvain@le-gall.net>:
>
>> On 20-12-2008, Oliver Bandel <oliver@first.in-berlin.de> wrote:
>> > Hello,
>> >
>> >
>> > What is with camlp5 and camlp4?
>> > Will camlp5 replace camlp4?
>> > Will it afterwards be renamed to camlp4?
>> > (This is, what I remember, but I'm not sure on it.)
>> >
>> > When will there be a consistent new way to work with this
>> > tools?
>> >
>> > Any idea on how to fix the problem (by using official
>> administration
>> > tools)?
>> >
>>
>> Well there is no problem in fact,
>>
>> camlp4 is the tool shipped with ocaml distribution
>> camlp5 is a separate tool compatible with camlp4 before ocaml 3.10.
>>
>> These are 2 separate things, you are just following old tutorials
>> (i.e.
>> pre-3.10)
> [...]
>
> 1) Where can I find the old tutorials?

You already have the old tutorial:
http://caml.inria.fr/pub/docs/tutorial-camlp4/tutorial001.html
(look at http://caml.inria.fr/pub/docs/tutorial-camlp4/index.html this
tutorial is for camlp4 coming along ocaml 3.07)

The new documentation:
http://caml.inria.fr/pub/docs/tutorial-camlp4/index.html

> 2) what is camlp5 good for?
>    Or: what is the difference between camlp4 and camlp5?

camlp4 is a refactored version of camlp5. I don't know the real deep
difference.

> 3) is it planned that camlp4 will be thrown out of the
>    Ocaml-distribution?

Don't know.

Regards
Sylvain Le Gall