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Date: 2010-01-05 (06:58)
From: Jon Harrop <jon@f...>
Subject: Re: [Caml-list] Favorite OCaml editor?
On Tuesday 05 January 2010 06:03:39 Grant Rettke wrote:
> Hi,
> What is your favorite editor for hacking with OCaml?

I use Emacs+Tuareg but I wouldn't call it my "favorite" because I loathe it. 
Two good reasons to use it are autoindentation of OCaml code with ALT+Q and 
type throwback on the currently selected expression with CTRL+C CTRL+T.

OCaIDE looked good for something Eclipse-based when I tried it:

Eclipse is grindingly slow, cumbersome and remarkably confusing for a GUI app 
but at least OCaIDE is still under active development.

There is also the OCaml Development Tools (ODT) project:

but it hasn't seen an update in 11 months.

> "Your favorite" is key here here; I appreciate you human input as I
> can use a search engine to find any old OCaml editor easily.

I think the best way to write a decent editor for OCaml would be to write one 
using LablGTK for the GUI and camlp4 to parse OCaml code.

Dr Jon Harrop, Flying Frog Consultancy Ltd.