RE: Ocamldebug for non-UNIX

From: Manuel Fahndrich (
Date: Thu Aug 12 1999 - 19:51:58 MET DST

From: Manuel Fahndrich <>
To: "'Shmulik Regev'" <>
Subject: RE: Ocamldebug for non-UNIX
Date: Thu, 12 Aug 1999 10:51:58 -0700

I was wondering the same a while ago. Xavier Leroy told me the problem is
that the debugger uses processes and sockets extensively in a way that are
incompatible with the Windows implementation of sockets.

I tried to compile the debugger under windows, which works. Unfortunately,
the code tries to do a select on a number of handles (sockets and file
descriptors) and then the windows/unix interface fails, since Windows
apparently has no select implementation to wait on file handles and sockets.

It looks like what we need is a wrapper for file handles that makes them
appear as sockets.

There may be other issues too, but that's as far as I investigated.


-----Original Message-----
From: Shmulik Regev []
Sent: Saturday, July 31, 1999 5:26 AM
Subject: Ocamldebug for non-UNIX

Is some work being done on a debugger for the Mac/Windows OCaml versions ?

Shmulik Regev

"When you find yourself on the side of the majority, it is time to reform."
   -Mark Twain

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