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patch to improve "wrong file naming" error messages #5832

vicuna opened this Issue Nov 17, 2012 · 1 comment


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vicuna commented Nov 17, 2012

Original bug ID: 5832
Reporter: sesquized
Assigned to: @alainfrisch
Status: closed (set by @xavierleroy on 2015-12-11T18:18:47Z)
Resolution: fixed
Priority: normal
Severity: tweak
Platform: Windows
OS: Windows
OS Version: Vista 64
Version: 4.00.1
Fixed in version: 4.01.0+dev
Category: misc

Bug description

This patch changes the error message for this situation:

open List
let _ = LIST.env

Instead of
File "", line 1, characters 0-1:
Error: Wrong file naming: /usr/lib/ocaml/lIST.cmi
contains the compiled interface for

you get

File "", line 1:
Error: Wrong file naming: c:\tools\Ocaml-cygwin\lib\ocaml/lIST.cmi
contains the compiled interface for
LIST when List was expected

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vicuna commented Apr 29, 2013

Comment author: @alainfrisch

Thanks for your patch. I've integrated it to the trunk (commit 13618). It will be part of the next release (OCaml 4.01).

@vicuna vicuna closed this Dec 11, 2015

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