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Date: 2007-03-23 (18:46)
From: Jean-Marc EBER <jeanmarc.eber@l...>
Subject: Re: [Caml-list] beta-test of OCaml 3.10.0: compiling on Windows, trying the new Camlp4
Hi all,

I also checked a few days ago the compilation/bootstrap of "ocaml3.10 beta" with 
vs2005 under cygwin (32 bits only):

We don't use CamlP4, so I can't comment on that.

Most of the points mentionned by Matthieu seem to be "vs2005 installation" 
related (you could install your IDE and/or compiler somewhere else) and, as 
Rabih said, can be installed by a batch file.

- I didn't have any problem with the "ocaml-3.10.0+beta.tar.gz" file. Everything 
worked out of the box.

- If you try a compilation on a version obtained by "cvs -d .... checkout -r 
release310 ocaml":

. a bootstrap problem has been fixed yesterday (a binary file was not marked as 
binary in the cvs)
. under "some" cygwin installations (don't ask me why!), the file ./VERSION 
obtained from cvs checkout has corrupted end of line caracters. So you must edit 
it to put it into "windows" text form.

But then, everything worked correctly.

BTW: the "mingw version" also compiled fine.



> Just a comment concerning the microsoft build.
> There is a batch called vcvars32.bat which handles setting correctly the 
> VC2005 environment.
> Calling it (in cygwin.bat) should handle all your problems for compilation.
> For the rest of your questions, I can’t be of any assistance.
> Sincerely,
> Rabih
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> *De :* caml-list-bounces@yquem.inria.fr 
> [mailto:caml-list-bounces@yquem.inria.fr] *De la part de* Matthieu Wipliez
> *Envoyé :* vendredi 23 mars 2007 18:28
> *À :* Caml List
> *Objet :* [Caml-list] beta-test of OCaml 3.10.0: compiling on 
> Windows,trying the new Camlp4
> Hello,
> I compiled OCaml 3.10.0 on Windows XP SP2 using Cygwin and Microsoft 
> Visual Studio 2005.
> Surprisingly, this did not go as smoothly as I thought. Hence I would 
> like to share my experience:
> 1) the directory where the MSVC compiler, linker, and other tools are 
> installed must be in the path : C:\Program Files\Microsoft Visual Studio 
> 8\VC\bin
> 2) some tools (at least the compiler and linker) apparently need a DLL 
> (mspdb80.dll), so one has to add "C:\Program Files\Microsoft Visual 
> Studio 8\Common7\IDE" to the path
> 3) under Cygwin, I had a clash between the linker (link) and the link 
> command (link (GNU coreutils) 5.97). For everything to work, I had to 
> remove the link command from Cygwin (renamed the link.exe file).
> 4) the compiler needs the INCLUDE variable to be defined with the MSVC 
> include path (as well as Tcl's, but this is specified in the doc)
> C:\Program Files\Microsoft Visual Studio 8\VC\include;C:\Program 
> Files\Microsoft Visual Studio 8\VC\PlatformSDK\Include;C:\Tcl\include
> 5) for the linker, the variable is called LIB, and must contain:
> C:\Program Files\Microsoft Visual Studio 8\VC\lib;C:\Program 
> Files\Microsoft Visual Studio 8\VC\PlatformSDK\Lib;C:\Tcl\lib
> I would suggest to update the documentation (README.win32 file) by 
> adding precisions concerning the INCLUDE, LIB and PATH variables, as 
> well as the "link" command problem.
> In addition, it seems that compilation can fail if OCAMLLIB is defined 
> (complains about a .cmi in $OCAMLLIB not being up to date).
> After compilation/installation, I tested this new version, compiling 
> with "ocamlc.opt -pp camlp4o.opt". Is it still the right way to 
> preprocess with Camlp4 ? Anyway, here's what I obtain:
>   - in a class, "method private virtual" is not accepted anymore, the 
> order has to be "method virtual private".
>   - assert MySet.is_empty set; is not accepted anymore either, I have to 
> add brackets: assert (MySet.is_empty set);
>   - compiling a file containing this kind of comment (* <<<< COMMENT *) 
> fails with "Quotation not terminated".
>   - in a .mli, declaring an empty module ABC, with "module type ABC" 
> does not work (but does without preprocessing).
> I used the version from 
> http://caml.inria.fr/pub/distrib/ocaml-3.10/ocaml-3.10.0+beta.tar.gz, so 
> maybe some things have been corrected since.
> Matthieu
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