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Date: 2002-05-02 (11:51)
From: Maxence Guesdon <maxence.guesdon@i...>
Subject: Re: [Caml-list] OCaml IDEs for beginners?
On Wed, 01 May 2002 12:09:43 EDT
"Benjamin C. Pierce" <bcpierce@saul.cis.upenn.edu> wrote:

> > About this subject, I would like to make a public Request for Features, in
> > order to gather many opinions and tips about that IDE . ( which will be at
> > the same time for beginners AND for experienced people ).
> My own main request for a beginner IDE is that it be (or have a switch
> that makes it) _absolutely_ as simple as possible.  It should provide a
> few standard cursor movement and editing keybindings, standard
> mouse-based selection, standard "Open" and "Save as" dialogs, a way of
> taking the editing buffer and running it through OCaml, and ideally an
> OCaml top level for direct interaction.  Maybe a documentation browser.
> Nothing else.
When starting Cameleon i was told that emacs (or xemacs) would remain
THE editor. So i did not try to create another one and i chose to
inteface with them. But if you need a simple editor, interfacing
with toplevel, then one idea could be to take efuns (the simple
emacs clone developed by Fabrice Le Fessant) and add some
functionnalities to it. By making it a part of Cameleon, i think
the result could be what you're looking for. BTW, Cameleon includes a
doc browser which lets you access source code from the doc.

Maxence Guesdon
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