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Date: 2009-02-09 (08:58)
From: David Allsopp <dra-news@m...>
Subject: RE: [Caml-list] [ANN] OCaml Batteries Included, alpha 3
On Sun, Feb 08, 2009 Richard Jones wrote:
> For example, everyone loves to hate autoconf (me included), but in
> actual fact you only have to write two files containing under 10 lines
> of code in each, to make a complete build environment for an OCaml
> program under autotools.  This fact probably isn't obvious, because
> nowhere is it documented.

+1! And projects like GnuWin32[1] mean that it doesn't take too much extra
work to support Windows builds within the same build framework.

> Similarly, plain Makefiles are easy to do, including working
> dependencies.  Just needs to be documented.

Would a line-by-line analysis of something comprehensive like OCamlMakefile
be a good example for anyone wishing to see how OCaml building is expressed
in make (I'm afraid I don't use it so can't really volunteer to do that - I
get everything I need for writing Makefiles from the GNU info pages and
O'Reilly's excellent "Managing projects with make" book)