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Date: 2010-03-23 (00:35)
From: Grant Olson <kgo@g...>
Subject: Building multiple configurations?
I'm doing something weird here and I'm thinking there has to be a better

I've got a configuration file that's a .ml file.  And I do want it to be
an .ml file that gets included at compile time, not some .txt config
file that gets read in at runtime.  I'm building two different versions
of my app, with two different configurations.

Basically, I want to do the same thing as a C #ifdef:

#ifdef VERSION2
   ... include version one
   ... include version two

And then the two different builds link in two different object files
that have the same interface, creating the two different versions of the

At first I thought I could write out the "module" and "module type"
stuff manually, giving the same module name in two differently named
files.  But this of course creates a sub-module that isn't bound to the
right namespace, and linking fails.

What I'm doing now is using the -impl flag.  I've got two files:, and config.alt.  The second version builds with "-impl
config.alt" in the list of files passed to ocamlopt instead of ""

This works, but it just seems wrong.  Is there a better way for me to do