Overall Objectives
Research Program
Application Domains
Highlights of the Year
New Software and Platforms
New Results
Bilateral Contracts and Grants with Industry
Partnerships and Cooperations
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Section: New Software and Platforms


Participants : Damien Doligez [ contact ] , Alain Frisch [LexiFi] , Jacques Garrigue [Nagoya University] , Fabrice Le Fessant, Xavier Leroy, Luc Maranget, Gabriel Scherer, Mark Shinwell [Jane Street] , Leo White [Jane Street] , Jeremy Yallop [OCaml Labs, Cambridge University] .

The OCaml language is a functional programming language that combines safety with expressiveness through the use of a precise and flexible type system with automatic type inference. The OCaml system is a comprehensive implementation of this language, featuring two compilers (a bytecode compiler, for fast prototyping and interactive use, and a native-code compiler producing efficient machine code for x86, ARM, PowerPC and SPARC), a debugger, a documentation generator, a compilation manager, a package manager, and many libraries contributed by the user community.