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Date: 2003-11-20 (18:46)
From: Martin Jambon <martin_jambon@e...>
Subject: [Caml-list] Building large and portable projects

Is there a convenient way to develop OCaml code, and be sure that 
this code will be configurable, compilable, installable and 
executable without changes, on any environment where OCaml is available?

I imagine a higher level "make", with most of its nicer properties, plus 
many enhancements.
The following points seem important to me:

- target dependency system
- ease of use, nice syntax (for average humans with a simple text editor)
- loadable modules
- built-in programming language
- built-in fileutils (cp, mv, cd, rm, ...) and functions (filters, ...)
- universal paths for filenames inside the project tree
- natural highlighting of environment-dependent elements
- possibility of harmonious integration in a graphical development 

and also a very flexible license that allows its free redistribution and 
modification under any form.

Until right now I didn't find anything like this. And I was really scared 
when I discovered Apache Ant.

Any suggestions?


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