DESCRIPTION: This archive contains files to help editing Caml code, to hilight important parts of the code, to run a Caml toplevel, and to run the Caml debugger within GNU Emacs/XEmacs editors. It is designed for Objective Caml but handles Camllight syntax as well. CONTENTS: README This file. HISTORY Differences with previous versions. tuareg.el A major mode for editing Tuareg code in Emacs/XEmacs. sym-lock.el An extension to XEmacs Font-Lock for symbol fontifying. camldebug.el To run the Caml debugger under Emacs. append-tuareg.el Configuration file for quick installation custom-tuareg.el Tuareg customization example sample.el Sample file to check the indentation engine. INSTALL: If you have the right to put files in Emacs / XEmacs `site-lisp' directory, you only have to copy the `tuareg.el', `camldebug.el' and `sym-lock.el' files in it (Sym-Lock works with XEmacs only). Otherwise, choose a directory, e.g., `foo'. Copy the `tuareg.el' `camldebug.el' and `sym-lock.el' files in it (Sym-Lock works with XEmacs only). Then add the following line to your `.emacs', where `foo' is replaced by the appropriate directory FULL PATH: (add-to-list 'load-path "foo") You can also do $ make install DEST=foo which will also byte-compile the files. QUICK CONFIGURATION: If you are no Emacs-Lisp addict, and would like to use Tuareg NOW, append (or copy) `append-tuareg.el' file to your `.emacs' configuration file. It tells Emacs to load Tuareg and Sym-Lock (for XEmacs) automatically. Consider updating your `.emacs' configuration file by hand if you keep on using Tuareg. MANUAL CONFIGURATION: Add the following lines to your .emacs file: (add-to-list 'auto-mode-alist '("\\.ml[iylp]?" . tuareg-mode)) (autoload 'tuareg-mode "tuareg" "Major mode for editing Caml code" t) (autoload 'camldebug "camldebug" "Run the Caml debugger" t) The Tuareg major mode is triggered by visiting a file with extension .ml, .mli, .mly, .mll, and .mlp or manually by M-x tuareg-mode. It gives you the correct syntax table for the Caml language. USAGE: Tuareg allows you to run batch Caml compilations from Emacs (using M-x compile) and browse the errors (C-x `). Typing C-x ` sets the point at the beginning of the erroneous program fragment, and the mark at the end. Under Emacs, the program fragment is temporarily hilighted. M-x tuareg-run-caml starts a Caml toplevel with input and output in an Emacs buffer named `*caml-toplevel*. This gives you the full power of Emacs to edit the input to the Caml toplevel. This mode is based on comint so you get all the usual comint features, including command history. A hook named `tuareg-interactive-mode-hook' may be used for customization. Typing C-c C-e in a buffer in Caml mode sends the current phrase (containing the point) to the Caml toplevel, and evaluates it. If you type one of these commands before M-x tuareg-run-caml, the toplevel will be started automatically. M-x camldebug FILE starts the Caml debugger camldebug on the executable FILE, with input and output in an Emacs buffer named *camldebug-FILE*. It is similar to April 1996 version, with minor changes to support XEmacs, Tuareg and OCaml. Furthermore, package `thingatpt' is not required any more. CUSTOMIZATION The standard Emacs customization tool can be used to configure Tuareg options. It is available from the Options menu and Tuareg's Customize sub-menu. You may also customize the appearance of Caml code by twiddling the variables listed at the start of tuareg.el (preferably using `tuareg-mode-hook', you should not patch the file directly). You should then add to your configuration file something like: (add-hook 'tuareg-mode-hook '(lambda () ... ; your customization code )) `custom-tuareg.el' is a sample customization file for standard changes. You can append it to your `.emacs' or use it as a tutorial. FEATURES, KNOWN BUGS: Cf. online help. THANKS: Ian Zimmerman for the previous mode, compilation interface and debugger enhancement. Jacques Garrigue enhanced Zimmerman's mode along with an adaptation to Objective Caml (and Labl) syntax. Although this work was performed independently, his useful test file and comments were of great help. Michel Quercia for excellent suggestions, patches, and helpful emacs-lisp contributions (full, ready-to-work implementations, I should say), especially for Tuareg interactive mode, and browser capacities. Denis Barthou, Pierre Boulet, Jean-Christophe Filliatre and Rémi Vanicat for intensive testing, useful suggestions, and help. Ralf Treinen for maintaining the Debian GNU/Linux package. Every people who sent me bug reports, suggestions, comments and patches. Nothing would have improved since version 0.9.2 without their help. Special thanks to Eli Barzilay, Josh Berdine, Christian Boos, Carsten Clasohm, Yann Coscoy, Prakash Countcham, Alvarado Cuihtlauac, Erwan David, Gilles Défourneaux, Philippe Esperet, Gilles Falcon, Tim Freeman, Alain Frisch, Christian Lindig, Claude Marché, Charles Martin, Dave Mason, Stefan Monnier, Toby Moth, Jean-Yves Moyen, Alex Ott, Christopher Quinn, Ohad Rodeh, Rauli Ruohonen, Hendrik Tews, Christophe Troestler, Joseph Sudish, Mattias Waldau and John Whitley. Tuareg mode have been maintained by Albert Cohen until version 1.45. Jane Street took over maintenance based on Albert Cohen's version 1.46 (later retracted by him), and released its first version as 2.0. REPORTING: The official Tuareg home page is located at: <https://forge.ocamlcore.org/projects/tuareg/>. Bug reports & patches to: <email@example.com> or use the tracker: <https://forge.ocamlcore.org/tracker/?group_id=43>.