[mercury-users] Either a documentation request or a feature request. I'm not sure which.

Michael Richter ttmrichter at gmail.com
Mon Apr 16 23:01:36 AEST 2012

Thanks to both you and Peter for the prompt and very helpful response.
 I've been battering my head against this for a few hours now.

On 16 April 2012 20:28, Ian MacLarty <maclarty at csse.unimelb.edu.au> wrote:

> On Mon, Apr 16, 2012 at 10:09 PM, Michael Richter <ttmrichter at gmail.com>
> wrote:
> > In general when I build packages I like to keep my build offal
> (intermediate
> > forms, etc.) separate from my source files.  This makes cleaning up
> > afterwards simpler (rm -fR build) and avoids errors like missing which
> files
> > need to be deleted or, worse, deleting files that are actually needed.
> >
> > I can't figure out how to do this in Mercury.
> >
> > The User's Guide recommends against using mmc raw and instead recommends
> the
> > use of mmc --make.  The latter, however, only works (it seems) from the
> > source directory itself.  I can't find any way to tell mmc --make "go to
> > directory X for source files" and I can't find a way to tell it "dump all
> > your output into directory Y".
> >
> > Is there any way to do what I want to do short of doing everything by
> hand
> > in a Makefile (and making me try to figure out how to link .o files,
> etc. by
> > hand)?
> Yes.  From your build directory do:
> mmc -f X/*.m
> (where X contains your source files)
> This will generate a Mercury.modules file that tells mmc where to find
> each module.
> Then you can do (still from your build directory):
> mmc --make myprogram
> Ian.
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