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Date: 2010-05-26 (10:02)
From: Tom Hutchinson <thomas.hutchinson@s...>
Subject: Re: [Caml-list] new emacs tuareg mode release
I would be most interested to hear answers to this e-mail.

I too have wondered about the differences between tuareg mode and caml mode.

I noticed that key bindings are different and formatting is handled a little differently. I have never seen a good comparison between the two though. Or why tuareg-mode exists at all (instead of improving caml mode).

Another thing is that in the tuareg mode documentation, there is no mention that you need to install files from caml mode. It seems like C-c C-t (type throwback) only works after installing caml-types.el from caml mode. What other files from caml mode need to be installed?

I'm glad to see ocamlspot.el is included now.



On May 24, 2010, at 10:34 PM, blue storm wrote:

> I have long used the emacs tuareg mode (simply because when I asked
> advice someone told me that it was better than the standard caml
> mode), and have recently wondered if that choice was motivated by
> rational reasons. When I looked at it, I discovered that the original
> caml mode has overall the same set of features (with some of them
> coming earlier due to it being maintained by the OCaml team), was
> reasonably well documented and was split in multiple source files
> instead of one monolithic .el for tuareg-mode. I switched to the
> standard caml-mode. The indentation, coloring and shorctuts are a bit
> different, but otherwise I don't see what motivated the better tuareg
> reputation.
> Are you planning to add new features that would make tuareg decisively
> better ? Have I missed some existing killer feature ? Why did you
> choose to maintain the tuareg mode instead of collaborating with the
> caml-mode upstream ?
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