Update: This session will be a joint F#/OCaml hacking event, beginning with a talk from Don Syme about F# compiler and language development!
Basement, 16 Mill Lane
Cambridge, CB2 1SB
When: 6.30pm, Tuesday 30th September
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. This time we'll be focusing on code quality: refactoring, adding test cases, reviewng existing proposals and updating packages after the recent release of OCaml 4.02.
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 done on previous evenings), 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.