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opam-version: "2.0"
maintainer: ""
authors: "The Merlin team"
homepage: ""
bug-reports: ""
dev-repo: "git+"
build: [
["./configure" "--prefix" prefix]
["rm" "-rf" "%{prefix}%/share/ocamlmerlin"]
[make "-j" jobs]
depends: [
"ocaml" {>= "4.02.1" & < "4.07"}
"ocamlfind" {>= "1.5.2"}
post-messages: [
merlin installed.
Quick setup for VIM
Append this to your .vimrc to add merlin to vim's runtime-path:
let g:opamshare = substitute(system('opam config var share'),'\\n$','','''')
execute \"set rtp+=\" . g:opamshare . \"/merlin/vim\"
Also run the following line in vim to index the documentation:
:execute \"helptags \" . g:opamshare . \"/merlin/vim/doc\"
Quick setup for EMACS
Add opam emacs directory to your load-path by appending this to your .emacs:
(let ((opam-share (ignore-errors (car (process-lines \"opam\" \"config\" \"var\" \"share\")))))
(when (and opam-share (file-directory-p opam-share))
;; Register Merlin
(add-to-list 'load-path (expand-file-name \"emacs/site-lisp\" opam-share))
(autoload 'merlin-mode \"merlin\" nil t nil)
;; Automatically start it in OCaml buffers
(add-hook 'tuareg-mode-hook 'merlin-mode t)
(add-hook 'caml-mode-hook 'merlin-mode t)
;; Use opam switch to lookup ocamlmerlin binary
(setq merlin-command 'opam)))
Take a look at for more information
Quick setup with opam-user-setup
Opam-user-setup support Merlin.
$ opam user-setup install
should take care of basic setup.
{success & !user-setup:installed}
"Editor helper, provides completion, typing and source browsing in Vim and Emacs"
"Merlin is an assistant for editing OCaml code. It aims to provide the features available in modern IDEs: error reporting, auto completion, source browsing and much more."
url {
src: ""
checksum: "md5=279818ec1d1c984b3ece0f59381f4757"