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From: Nicolas Pouillard <nicolas.pouillard@g...>
Subject: Re: [Caml-list] ocamlbuild - how to force the rebuilding of a target inside a plugin?
On Mon, 22 Feb 2010 15:30:14 +0100, Vincent Aravantinos <vincent.aravantinos@gmail.com> wrote:
> 
> Le 22 févr. 10 à 14:45, Nicolas Pouillard a écrit :
> 
> > On Sun, 21 Feb 2010 23:15:09 +0100, Vincent Aravantinos <vincent.aravantinos@gmail.com 
> > > wrote:
> >> Hi list,
> >>
> >> does anybody (Nicolas?) knows if it is possible to force a target to
> >> be rebuilt from within an ocamlbuild plugin?
> >>
> >> Concretely I am making a plugin for LaTeX compilation and would like
> >> to say to ocamlbuild:
> >> "first compile the source, then if the .aux file has changed then
> >> recompile it".
> >
> > I would suggest to not try to bypass the dependency system and to  
> > instead
> > try to make a rule that fits ocamlbuild mechanism. However the simpler
> > is maybe to call a tool which does this job like rubber.
> 
> Great, I didn't know of this tool! I'll use it.
> 
> Still, would have it been possible to make a dependency on the .aux  
> file such that ocamlbuild can be aware that this file changed in order  
> to launch a new compilation?

No there is no such behavior, but this may be simulated by having two rules,
one .tex->.aux+... and one .tex+.aux->... and putting them in the right order
might work.

-- 
Nicolas Pouillard
http://nicolaspouillard.fr