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Date: 2008-10-24 (07:17)
From: Maxence Guesdon <maxence.guesdon@i...>
Subject: Re: [Caml-list] What does Jane Street use/want for an IDE? What about you?
On Thu, 23 Oct 2008 15:53:19 +0200
"Baudet David" <> wrote:

> > I agree.  There are many different use cases, different types of developers
> > with different goals and styles.  Putting most of the heavy lifting into
> > external tools so that can be integrated into any editor would be a great
> > boon across the board.
> >
> > Actually, how did ocamlwizard go?  I seemed to have missed the OSC results.
> > The proposal looked promising..
> >
> Ocamlwizard is available here from Osp Meeting:
> The OSP result is here :
> Me and Mohammed were very busy this last month (from the osp meeting), but
> Mohamed have updated the website and the Newer will be online in few days, I
> think...
> Me, I try to finish the "developper documentation" this next week to help
> some best implementation of this tools in emacs and other IDE... and to
> explain our implementation, I prepare too a short video to show "how
> install" and "use" ocamlwizard.
> We try to finish some part of ocamlwizard, but we can't promise when... for
> this time.
> We didn't answer at all question on ocamlwizard, but I have read it (and I
> am sure, Mohamed too) and I wil continue every weeks to read caml list...
> and I hope this developper documentation answer for me.

Talking about ocamlwizard, why does it embed a part of ocaml sources
rather than use a configure option to find the compiled sources of ocaml ?
This would allow to compile ocamlwizard with any (compatible) version of
ocaml (even a cvs version). For example, how to use it with ocaml 3.11 beta1
without modifying the copied parts of ocaml present in ocamlwizard ?

That's how topcameleon is compiled, asking the user where the compiled
sources of ocaml are located.

Having the compiled sources of ocaml is not a problem for an ocaml
developer, and the ocamlwizard users are ocaml developers, aren't they ?

For users of pre-compiled packages (debian, etc.), this is not a problem
for the packagers to have ocamlwizard compiled using the sources of ocaml
used for the ocaml package.


Maxence Guesdon                 
Service Expérimentation et Développements
INRIA Paris-Rocquencourt