dune VS dune

Compare dune vs dune and see what are their differences.


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dune dune
1 27
30 1,529
- 1.6%
0.0 9.9
over 2 years ago 4 days ago
Dart OCaml
MIT License MIT License
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Posts with mentions or reviews of dune. We have used some of these posts to build our list of alternatives and similar projects. The last one was on 2021-07-04.


Posts with mentions or reviews of dune. We have used some of these posts to build our list of alternatives and similar projects. The last one was on 2023-08-21.
  • Tagging OCaml packages
    1 project | dev.to | 31 Dec 2023
    If you are using the dune build system, add the tag(s) to your dune-project file's package stanza. E.g.:
  • NextJS, the App Router and ReasonReact
    3 projects | dev.to | 21 Aug 2023
    One way to get around this is to modify the api/dune file with (include_subdirs qualified); this means that every subdirectory of api/ can be referenced by module namespacing and we don't have to write dune files for every route (or pages) folder. However, the OCaml LSP does not like it and red squiggles will show up in the editor (although the app with still compile without errors). Trying to develop the app knowing those red squiggles cannot be vanquished would drive me nuts, so instead of using (include_subdirs qualified) I just wrote dune files for every route (and page) which gets rid of the red squiggles.
  • Generating .ml test cases from a glob of text files in a directory using dune
    1 project | /r/ocaml | 15 Jun 2023
    2) Neither would having all source/targets specified, as that would entail listing them all in the dune file as wildcard rules is apparently still not a thing: https://github.com/ocaml/dune/issues/307
  • Dune build
    1 project | /r/ocaml | 23 May 2023
    There is a small example on the dune home page: https://dune.build/
  • The YAML Document from Hell
    19 projects | news.ycombinator.com | 12 Jan 2023
  • Ask HN: Programs that saved you 100 hours? (2022 edition)
    69 projects | news.ycombinator.com | 20 Dec 2022
    Dune (https://dune.build/) is the preeminent build tool for OCaml development. I don't love its input syntax (s-expressions), and I sometimes miss the ability to write high-level functions to reduce boilerplate (especially for unit tests), but it always gets the dependencies right, and it's fast. This is in stark contrast to some of my experiences with various other build systems, and I am super happy that the default option for OCaml build systems is so good.
  • Help getting started with Ocaml
    2 projects | /r/ocaml | 13 Oct 2022
  • Faster Incremental Builds with Dune 3
    1 project | /r/ocaml | 12 Jul 2022
    It's still weird because dune's own site only makes Jane Street references: https://dune.build/.
  • How to print anything in OCaml
    1 project | dev.to | 4 Jun 2022
    ONE of the big benefits of OCaml is its powerful REPL (also called the toplevel), the interactive command-line utility where you can load modules, type in and execute code, and see its results. The modern REPL, utop, has powerful auto-completion and integration with the build system dune, which enables productive workflows like loading an entire project's libraries in the REPL and interactively exploring them.
  • Dune 3.2.0
    1 project | /r/ocaml | 17 May 2022

What are some alternatives?

When comparing dune and dune you can also consider the following projects:

statsd-filter-proxy-rs - A filter proxy for StatsD

opam - opam is a source-based package manager. It supports multiple simultaneous compiler installations, flexible package constraints, and a Git-friendly development workflow.

ocaml - The core OCaml system: compilers, runtime system, base libraries

CorrinoEngine - CorrinoEngine is an open-source project which will recreate the Emperor : Battle for Dune

domainslib - Parallel Programming over Domains

melange - A mixture of tooling combined to produce JavaScript from OCaml & Reason

codeworld - Educational computer programming environment using Haskell

plotkicadsch - This project aims at being able to export Kicad v5 Sch files to structured picture files


dune - A shell🐚 by the beach🏖️!

Statsd - Daemon for easy but powerful stats aggregation