Section: Software


Participants : Xavier Leroy [correspondant] , Xavier Clerc [team SED] , Damien Doligez, Alain Frisch [LexiFi] , Jacques Garrigue [Nagoya University] , Maxence Guesdon [team SED] , Luc Maranget [EPI Moscova] , Michel Mauny [ENSTA] , Nicolas Pouillard, Pierre Weis [EPI Estime] .

OCaml, formerly known as Objective Caml, is our flagship implementation of the Caml language. From a language standpoint, it extends the core Caml language with a fully-fledged object and class layer, as well as a powerful module system, all joined together by a sound, polymorphic type system featuring type inference. The OCaml system is an industrial-strength implementation of this language, featuring a high-performance native-code compiler for several processor architectures (IA32, AMD64, PowerPC, ARM, etc) as well as a bytecode compiler and interactive loop for quick development and portability. The OCaml distribution includes a standard library and a number of programming tools: replay debugger, lexer and parser generators, documentation generator, compilation manager, and the Camlp4 source pre-processor.

Web site: http://caml.inria.fr/ .