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Date: 2008-07-26 (09:09)
From: Richard Jones <rich@a...>
Subject: Re: [Caml-list] New Ocaml Plug-in for NetBeans
On Sat, Jul 26, 2008 at 12:56:26AM +0100, Jon Harrop wrote:
> On Wednesday 23 July 2008 09:50:03 adonis28850 wrote:
> > thanks Hugo, i know there's a Eclipse plug-in, but i would like to get it
> > on NetBeans,so if someone could help i will thanks!
> If I might stick my oar in: why don't the OCaml community write an IDE for 
> OCaml in OCaml using Camlp4 for parsing with throwback and LablGTK for the 
> GUI?

I'm sure you know why, but because (a) it's a huge amount of work and
(b) the sort of people who can do the work already use emacs so they
don't need it.

It'd be better to concentrate on OCaml for Eclipse (& other IDEs).
OCaml has the parts already to make an excellent Eclipse plugin -- eg.
camlp4, ocamldoc, cmigrep and '-dtypes/.annot'.  If Eclipse itself has
specific problems, then fix those.

Red Hat have done a bit of work packaging and fixing the OCaml Eclipse
plugin and we'll have something to release soon(~ish).


Richard Jones
Red Hat