|===== | Branch `trunk` | Branch `4.12` | Branch `4.11` | Branch `4.10` | image:["Github CI Build Status (trunk branch)", link=""] image:["Github CI Hygiene Status (trunk branch)", link=""] image:["AppVeyor Build Status (trunk branch)", link=""] | image:["Github CI Build Status (4.12 branch)", link=""] image:["AppVeyor Build Status (4.12 branch)", link=""] | image:["TravisCI Build Status (4.11 branch)", link=""] image:["AppVeyor Build Status (4.11 branch)", link=""] | image:["TravisCI Build Status (4.10 branch)", link=""] image:["AppVeyor Build Status (4.10 branch)", link=""] |===== = README = == Overview OCaml is a functional, statically-typed programming language from the ML family, offering a powerful module system extending that of Standard ML and a feature-rich, class-based object system. OCaml comprises two compilers. One generates bytecode which is then interpreted by a C program. This compiler runs quickly, generates compact code with moderate memory requirements, and is portable to many 32 or 64 bit platforms. Performance of generated programs is quite good for a bytecoded implementation. This compiler can be used either as a standalone, batch-oriented compiler that produces standalone programs, or as an interactive REPL system. The other compiler generates high-performance native code for a number of processors. Compilation takes longer and generates bigger code, but the generated programs deliver excellent performance, while retaining the moderate memory requirements of the bytecode compiler. The native-code compiler currently runs on the following platforms: |==== | | Tier 1 (actively maintained) | Tier 2 (maintained when possible) | x86 64 bits | Linux, macOS, Windows, FreeBSD | NetBSD, OpenBSD | x86 32 bits | Linux, Windows | FreeBSD, NetBSD, OpenBSD | ARM 64 bits | Linux, macOS | FreeBSD | ARM 32 bits | Linux | FreeBSD, NetBSD, OpenBSD | Power 64 bits | Linux | | Power 32 bits | Linux | | RISC-V 64 bits | Linux | | IBM Z (s390x) | Linux | |==== Other operating systems for the processors above have not been tested, but the compiler may work under other operating systems with little work. == Copyright All files marked "Copyright INRIA" in this distribution are Copyright (C) 1996-2021 Institut National de Recherche en Informatique et en Automatique (INRIA) and distributed under the conditions stated in file LICENSE. == Installation See the file link:INSTALL.adoc[] for installation instructions on machines running Unix, Linux, macOS and Cygwin. For native Microsoft Windows, see link:README.win32.adoc[]. == Documentation The OCaml manual is distributed in HTML, PDF, and Emacs Info files. It is available at == Availability The complete OCaml distribution can be accessed at == Keeping in Touch with the Caml Community There is an active and friendly discussion forum at The OCaml mailing list is the longest-running forum for OCaml users. You can email it at[] You can subscribe and access list archives via the Web interface at An alternative archive of the mailing list is also available at There also exist other mailing lists, chat channels, and various other forums around the internet for getting in touch with the OCaml and ML family language community. These can be accessed at In particular, the IRC channel `#ocaml` on[Freenode] has a long history and welcomes questions. == Bug Reports and User Feedback Please report bugs using the issue tracker at To be effective, bug reports should include a complete program (preferably small) that exhibits the unexpected behavior, and the configuration you are using (machine type, etc). For information on contributing to OCaml, see link:HACKING.adoc[] and[]. == Separately maintained components Some libraries and tools which used to be part of the OCaml distribution are now maintained separately. Please use the issue trackers at their respective new homes: -[The Graphics library] (removed in OCaml 4.09) -[The Num library] (removed in OCaml 4.06) -[The OCamlbuild tool] (removed in OCaml 4.03) -[The camlp4 tool] (removed in OCaml 4.02) -[The LablTk library] (removed in OCaml 4.02) -[The CamlDBM library] (removed in OCaml 4.00) -[The OCamlWinTop Windows toplevel] (removed in OCaml 4.00)