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Re: ocaml (camlp4) problem with text-mode /tmp

On 14 Apr 2005 at 07:50 NZST, Igor Pechtchanski ( wrote:

> What exactly is the problem, and what are the steps to reproduce it?

The problem is that compiliing some ocaml source files using camlp4o
as a preprocessor fails when /tmp or $TMPDIR is mounted in text mode.
I attached such a source file to my previous email.  If that
attachment didn't make it to the list, it is the file from

To reproduce the problem, compile the file with the command ``ocamlc
-pp camlp4o''.  The failure I see is the message ``Fatal
error: exception Failure("input_value: integer too large")'' and no
.cmo file produced.  This only happens if /tmp is mounted in text
mode.  If it is mounted in binary mode then the compilation completes

> Also, please review <>.

Ah, versions, sorry.

O/S: Windows XP Professional Ver 5.1 Build 2600 Service Pack 2
Cygwin DLL: 1.5.14
ocaml: 3.08.1-1

Thanks for your attention.


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