OCaml Labs compiler hacking


Sixth OCaml compiler hacking session

20 Jun 2014

(Update (2014-06-24): Stephen Dolan will be giving a demo of multicore OCaml!)

It's time for the sixth Cambridge OCaml compiler-hacking session! We'll be meeting in the Computer Lab again next Wednesday evening (25th June).

If you're planning to come along, it'd be helpful if you could indicate interest via Doodle and sign up to the mailing list to receive updates:

Where: Room FW11, Computer Laboratory, Madingley Road

When: 6.30pm, Wednesday 25th June

Who: anyone interested in improving OCaml. Knowledge of OCaml programming will obviously be helpful, but prior experience of working on OCaml internals isn't necessary.

What: fixing bugs, implementing new features, learning about OCaml internals

Wiki: https://github.com/ocamllabs/compiler-hacking/wiki

We're defining "compiler" pretty broadly, to include anything that's part of the standard distribution, which means at least the standard library, runtime, tools (ocamldep, ocamllex, ocamlyacc, etc.), ocamlbuild, the documentation, and the compiler itself. We'll have suggestions for mini-projects for various levels of experience (see also some things we've worked on in previous sessions), but feel free to come along and work on whatever you fancy.

We'll also be ordering pizza, so if you want to be counted for food you should aim to arrive by 6.45pm.