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Date: 2007-05-14 (07:06)
From: Sébastien Hinderer <Sebastien.Hinderer@e...>
Subject: Compiling a library with findlib
Dear all,

I am wondering what would be cleanest way of compiling a library
including C stubs using the ocamlfind program.

The library consists in the files lib.ml, lib.mli, lib_stubs.c and
constants.ml which is generated by awk scripts from C sources.

For the moment, the configure script detects wether ocamlfind is
installed or not. If it is not installed, ocamlmklib is used and
produces lib.cma, lib.cmxa, lib.a and lib.so which all seem to be

When ocamlfind is installed, though, I have no idea how to produce lib.a
and lib.so which seem to be necessary.
In particular, ocamlfind does not seem to have an interface to the
ocamlmklib connand.
So the questions I have are:

1. Is it necessary to compile/install the lib;a and lib.so files ?
2. How can these files be produced (in addition to the .cma and .cmxa
files) on a system where ocamlfindlib is installed ?

Thanks a lot for your help,