It seems like there are a bunch of different build-related tools that currently used for building and packaging OCaml systems. Off the top of my head, I can think of
jbuilder. Though I’ve been using OCaml for several years, I’m not certain of the differences between these tools. Personally, I’ve mostly used
oasis (which in turn uses
ocamlbuild and Makefiles). I’m sure there are good reasons for them all to exist, and be used. And as somehow who writes research code, my needs are probably pretty basic compared to industrial OCaml users.
However, given that the OCaml community is standardizing around OPAM as a package manager and repository, is there value in standardizing around a single build tool? If there is, is there an existing candidate for such a tool?