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Date: 2009-10-01 (14:03)
From: Gerd Stolpmann <gerd@g...>
Subject: Re: [Caml-list] Missing the cmi files required to use toplevellib.cma
GODI installs the required cmi's. One can easily compile your utility

ocamlc -o cmidump -I /opt/godi-3.11/lib/ocaml/compiler-lib/
       toplevellib.cma cmidump.ml 

For docs.camlcity.org I converted all cmi's to a readable format by a
little script that does apply "ocamlc -i" on the program "include M"
where M is the module to print. That gives finally a nice view on all
information, like in


You can switch between the pretty-printed cmi, the mli, and the source
files. Ideal for exploring software.


Am Donnerstag, den 01.10.2009, 14:09 +0200 schrieb
> While learning OCaml, I just coded a small program that dumps
> the full content of a cmi file. I find this more usefull than
> ocamlbrowser or to use the toplevel to have a small command line
> driven dumper, and it was also a good pretext to have a look
> under the cover.
> The problem is : most of the usefull types and functions are
> installed in the toplevellib.cma but I can't use this without
> the proper cmi files (I need config.cmi for cmi_magic_number,
> printtyp.cmi and typemod.cmi for printing signatures, but
> env.cmi would be nice to have as well for read_signature).
> Of course I can use those left in ocaml-3.11.1 directory after
> compilation, but having them installed would help the creation
> and distribution of such tools.
> But maybe there is an other way to use toplevellib.cma that I'm
> unaware of ? If not, then why not install these cmi files along
> with toplevellib ?
> Anyway, if anyone is interrested the tool is attached.
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