OCaml Labs compiler hacking


Eighth OCaml compiler hacking evening (at Mill Lane, by the river)

23 Sep 2014

Update: This session will be a joint F#/OCaml hacking event, beginning with a talk from Don Syme about F# compiler and language development!

For the eighth Cambridge OCaml compiler hacking evening we'll be meeting in the University Postdoc centre at 16 Mill Lane (near the river, next door to Makespace) on 6.30pm Tuesday 30th September.

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Where: Postdoc Centre
Basement, 16 Mill Lane
Cambridge, CB2 1SB
United Kingdom

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.

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 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.