|Core on a Mac||David House||8/31/12 2:48 PM|
I'm interested in getting core working on my Mac. Has anyone tried
this, and how well does it work?
|Re: Core on a Mac||Anil Madhavapeddy||8/31/12 2:51 PM|
On 31 Aug 2012, at 14:48, David House <dmh...@gmail.com> wrote:- Install Homebrew from http://github.com/mxcl/homebrew
- $ brew install ocaml
- $ brew tap mirage/ocaml # hook in custom ocaml packages
- $ brew install opam --HEAD # get the very latest OPAM
- $ opam install core async
- $ eval `opam config -env` # import the right PATH
Some of these steps will disappear in a bit (e.g. the tap is only
required until a more stable OPAM appears, which will hopefully be
before ICFP in a couple of weeks).
Note that Homebrew just updated to ocaml-4.00.0, so hopefully Core
works with it too.
|Re: Core on a Mac||Ashish Agarwal||8/31/12 3:14 PM|
I install core from the release tarball on my OS X 10.7.4 Mac without problems. It's on top of a base installation of ocaml, findlib, etc. from godi.
|Re: Core on a Mac||Anil Madhavapeddy||8/31/12 3:18 PM|
The Homebrew OCaml includes 10.8-specific fixes  too, which cause sporadic crashes otherwise with exception backtraces in particular. And once OPAM is bootstrapped, it supports multiple local development environments via `opam switch`. This is assuming its solver isn't going off and upgrading everything, which Thomas has mostly fixed now :)
|Re: Core on a Mac||orbitz||9/2/12 10:14 AM|
I install core via odb which works great. The only problem I have run into, so far, is Unix.create_process segfaults the forked process. I'm not sure why. create_process appears to be an external C function in Core, although I'm unsure what it does above the standard Unix.create_process. I got around this by implementing my own wrapper of the standard Unix.create_process.
|Re: Core on a Mac||Yaron Minsky||9/3/12 1:58 PM|
I've also been using opam, and it's been awesome. It's improving
quickly, it has lots of useful features, and it does a good job of
picking the versions to install. (It uses a SAT-solver for picking a
compatible set of version numbers.) It's still young, but given that
it's already pretty stable.
|Re: Core on a Mac||David House||9/9/12 1:02 PM|
Thanks guys. I finally got round to trying this out a few days ago,
and the opam route worked with basically no hitches.