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From: Alexey Rodriguez <mrchebas@g...>
Subject: Re: [Caml-list] Re: Generating comments from camlp4
Thanks for the tip Jake. I arrived to a similar conclusion by doing
experiments on source files with comments but I did not pinpoint the
exact location in camlp4's sources. As you say, a solution that
injects comments would probably look very hacky. I decided to go for
Tiphaine's suggestion. After 45 minutes of hacking on the generator, I
had decent looking ocamldoc. Thanks Tiphaine!

Cheers,

Alexey

On Wed, Sep 16, 2009 at 3:03 AM, Jake Donham <jake@donham.org> wrote:
> On Tue, Sep 15, 2009 at 5:42 AM, Anil Madhavapeddy <anil@recoil.org> wrote:
>> I dont believe you can add comments with camlp4; I'm using type-conv to hack
>> on an ORM layer, and it would be lovely to have the generated functions also
>> have comments to not dirty up the OCamldoc.  And also, to maintain sanity
>> when reading through pages of generated OCaml...
>
> Comments are not passed through the AST, but somehow they make it from
> the input file to the output file. It looks like in
> Camlp4/Printers/OCaml.ml there is a hook into the tokenizer to keep
> track of comments as they are tokenized (search for CommentFilter).
> Maybe there is some way to inject comments (at particular locations)?
> Possibly by calling Gram.lex_string and/or Gram.filter? A hack, no
> doubt.
>
> Jake
>