[MLton] MLton/MinGW installer on Experimental
Wesley W. Terpstra
wesley at terpstra.ca
Mon Aug 25 15:45:25 PDT 2008
On Mon, Aug 25, 2008 at 7:55 AM, Ville Laurikari <ville at laurikari.net>wrote:
> It would be good to include a .bat or program to run MLton from
> outside the msys environment. It would set up the path and whatnot,
> and then run the mlton (script) with bash. This way people who don't
> want to get into the shell could just run MLton from a makefile or
> IDE, without caring about MinGW and bash.
> The installer could give an option to add this mlton.bat or program in
> the system PATH, so it could be run directly from anywhere without
> extra hassle.
I've done both. The new installer (r6811) has a mlton.bat stuck in the path
(along with gcc, ld, make, etc).
Typical start menu items are some subset of these:
> * Link to start the program
> * A "README" or "About" document link
> * Website link
> * Links to included documents
> * Uninstall link
I did all of these except the Uninstall link, since I read somewhere that
this is forbidden by the "windows logo", whatever that means. At any rate,
apparently it's not something nice programs do.
Because MLton isn't really useful as a program that you just run, I
> think a desktop icon is not needed at all. Perhaps a start menu link
> to start the bundled msys shell would be a good idea, though.
The MSYS shell has a link from the Start Menu.
I also associated MLton to the extensions .sml and .mlb. They show up with a
... very artistic ... logo and double-clicking on them will automatically
launch MLton to compile them.
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