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OCamlFind is a command line tool and a library manager for OCaml, a statically-typed functional programming language. It is used to locate libraries and handle dependencies within OCaml projects.

  1. OCamlFind simplifies the process of finding and using external libraries in OCaml projects by abstracting the underlying mechanics.
  2. It provides a unified interface for searching, installing, and managing OCaml libraries across different systems and package managers.
  3. OCamlFind helps developers avoid manual manipulation of library paths, allowing for easier code portability.
  4. It also assists in resolving conflicting dependencies and ensures that the correct versions of the required libraries are used.
  5. With OCamlFind, developers can specify dependencies for their projects using a simple syntax, making it easier to manage complex projects with multiple dependencies.
  6. It integrates well with build systems like Dune (formerly known as jbuilder) and ocamlbuild, allowing for seamless library integration and build automation.
  7. OCamlFind supports a wide range of package formats, including the traditional OCaml library format, OPAM packages, and libraries installed via package managers like apt-get or homebrew.
  8. It provides features for listing installed packages, querying available packages, and displaying information about packages and their dependencies.
  9. OCamlFind can also be used to manage the build flags required for building OCaml projects, making it easier to handle compiler options and module dependencies.
  10. Overall, OCamlFind is an essential tool for OCaml developers, providing a convenient and reliable way to manage libraries and dependencies in their projects.

List of commands for ocamlfind:

  • ocamlfind:tldr:28d89 ocamlfind: Compile a source file to a bytecode binary and link with packages.
    $ ocamlfind ocamlc -package ${package1},${package2} -linkpkg -o ${path-to-executable} ${path-to-source-ml}
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  • ocamlfind:tldr:5b0a8 ocamlfind: Compile a source file to a native binary and link with packages.
    $ ocamlfind ocamlopt -package ${package1},${package2} -linkpkg -o ${path-to-executable} ${path-to-source-ml}
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  • ocamlfind:tldr:fc9c7 ocamlfind: Cross-compile for a different platform.
    $ ocamlfind -toolchain ${cross-toolchain} ocamlopt -o ${path-to-executable} ${path-to-source-ml}
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