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From: Nicolas Pouillard <nicolas.pouillard@g...>
Subject: Re: [Caml-list] ocamlbuild and ocamlfind - infer_interface
Excerpts from Guillaume Yziquel's message of Sat Feb 28 21:08:46 +0100 2009:
> Hello.
> 
> A small comment on the ocamlbuild wiki, and more specifically on its 
> plugin for ocamlfind:
> 
> http://brion.inria.fr/gallium/index.php/Using_ocamlfind_with_ocamlbuild
> 
> This plugin fails to generate .inferred.mli files. The following lines 
> (thanks to bluestorm on #ocaml irc channel) are needed in the 
> After_rules of the plugin:
> 
> -1- flag ["ocaml"; "infer_interface"; "pkg_"^pkg] & S[A"-package"; A pkg];
> 
> -2- flag ["ocaml"; "infer_interface"; "syntax_"^syntax] & S[A"-syntax"; 
> A syntax];
> 
> -3- flag ["ocaml"; "pkg_threads"; "infer_interface"] (S[A "-thread"])
> 
> Since I could not find a single occurrence of "infer_interface" on the 
> Gallium wiki, and since I do not believe that using ocamlbuild and 
> ocamlfind together to infer .mli files is "not a simple task", I 
> sincerely believe that the documentation of ocamlbuild is insufficient, 
> and insufficently structured. (This is to echo the debate between Daniel 
> Bünzli and Romain Bardou, among others, two or three weeks ago 
> concerning the lack of documentation).
> 
> Could these three lines be added to the myocamlbuild.ml plugin for 
> ocamlfind on the Gallium wiki, and could tags such as "infer_interface" 
> be documented thoroughly on the wiki? That would be helpful!

Thanks for this contribution.
I've added these 3 lines in the Wiki.

-- 
Nicolas Pouillard