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Date: 2010-04-14 (16:46)
From: Lally Singh <lally.singh@g...>
Subject: Building ocaml on Win32 using VS 2008

  Has anyone had any success building ocaml on Win32 using VS 2008?
The normal ocaml/win32 distribution's libcamlrun.a wants some symbols
no longer available on the newer runtime libraries (e.g. __pctype and

  I wiped my old cygwin install (which included, amongst other things,
ocaml and gcc), and made a minimal bash/sed/make/diffutils one, and
ran make under the Visual Studio 2008 Command Prompt.  With some path
adjustment for flexlink, I can get as far as this:

cp yacc/ocamlyacc.exe boot/ocamlyacc.exe
cd stdlib ; make -f Makefile.nt  COMPILER=../boot/ocamlc all
make[1]: Entering directory
../boot/ocamlrun ../boot/ocamlc -g -warn-error A -nostdlib
`./Compflags pervasives.cmi` -c pervasives.mli
Fatal error: unknown C primitive `caml_alloc_dummy'
make[1]: *** [pervasives.cmi] Error 2
make[1]: Leaving directory `/c/real_cygwin/home/lsingh9/src/ocaml-3.11.2/stdlib'

Which leaves me rather confused.  Does anyone know what I'm doing wrong?

Thanks in advance,