Porting SML/NJ CM files to MLton
To help in porting CM files to MLton, the MLton source distribution includes the sources for a utility, cm2mlb, that will print an ML Basis file with essentially the same semantics as the CM file — handling the full syntax of CM supported by your installed SML/NJ version and correctly handling export filters. When cm2mlb encounters a .cm import, it attempts to convert it to a corresponding .mlb import. CM anchored paths are translated to paths according to a default configuration file (cm2mlb-map). For example, the default configuration includes
# Standard ML Basis Library $SMLNJ-BASIS $(SML_LIB)/basis $basis.cm $(SML_LIB)/basis $basis.cm/basis.cm $(SML_LIB)/basis/basis.mlb
to ensure that a $/basis.cm import is translated to a $(SML_LIB)/basis/basis.mlb import. See util/cm2mlb for details. Building cm2mlb requires that you have already installed a recent version of SML/NJ.