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[ANN] OCaml Batteries Included, alpha 3
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Date: 2009-02-10 (13:22)
From: Mikkel_Fahnøe_Jørgensen <mikkel@d...>
Subject: Re: [Caml-list] Re: [ANN] OCaml Batteries Included, alpha 3
2009/2/10 Stefano Zacchiroli <zack@upsilon.cc>:
> Have you reported all this in the Caml bug tracking system? The only
> bug ocamlbuild-related which mentions C compiling [1] is way more
> specific than this.  Please do the effort, seems you seem to have
> incurred in the problem, of filing the problems you find, maybe with
> workarounds :-)

I don't think this is a bug reporting issue. I was concerned with new
functionality not incorrect behaviour. There is, for example, no C
dependency scanner in ocamlbuild (last I looked). I could of course
request features in a bug report, but I thought I'd rather write the

There has been a few workarounds because ocamlbuild does not have all
the hooks (such as supporting exclusive tags (like don't add
optimization to debug builds)), but ocamlbuild is surprisingly
extensible via the plugin interface.

I have been in contact with one of the ocamlbuild developers and got a
lot of great help and suggestions, otherwise I could not have written
the plugin.