Bug#659002: ocaml-nox: ocaml-compiler with mysterious effects if somewhere a comment with open quotation, example (* 3" *)
how do you compile your sample file? When I compile with ocamlc I
File "brackets.ml", line 3, characters 0-2:
Error: Comment not terminated
I believe it's an OCaml feature, that strings inside comments
must be terminated (but I cannot find it in the manual).
Andreas Romeyke <email@example.com> writes:
If you add somewhere in your code a comment with open quotation, the
Do you actually mean a comment with a lonely quotation mark char
(`"') or do you mean a comment with a lonely camlp4/camlp5
quotation marker (`<<' or `>>') ?
sometimes produces binaries with partial broken functionality or aborts
compilation with error message of this pattern:
Could it be that you had code such as
let f = function
| A -> 0 (* " *)
| B -> 1 (* " *)
| C -> 2
where the B-case is in fact inside a string inside the _single_
comment in f? (Which you easily see because the compiler says
"pattern matching not exhaustive".)
We hat a heisenbug where the compiler creates a working binary without
error-message, but completely different behaviour, if somewhere was a
of form (* << *) or (* >> *), but this was very hard to reproduce and
>From this I would guess that this bug should actually be assigned
to camlp4 or camlp5.
Maybe you had
(* << *)
(* >> *)
? Then ``some code'' is inside a quotation inside a comment.