OCaml Labs compiler hacking


Seventh OCaml compiler hacking session (at Citrix)

24 Jul 2014

For the seventh Cambridge OCaml compiler-hacking session we'll be meeting at the Citrix office in the Cambridge Science Park on 6.30pm Friday 1st August. Thanks to Citrix for supporting and hosting the session!

We'll kick off with a demo from Frédéric Bour of modular implicits, an OCaml extension that adds support for overloading.

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Where: Citrix Systems Research & Development Ltd.
Building 101
Cambridge Science Park
Milton Road
Cambridge, CB4 0FY
United Kingdom

When: 6.30pm, Friday 1st August

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.