extlib

A complete yet small extension for OCaml standard library
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What is ExtLib ?

ExtLib is a set of additional useful functions and modules for OCaml.
Current goal is to maintain compatibility, new software is encouraged to not use extlib since stdlib
is now seeing many additions and improvements which make many parts of extlib obsolete.
For tail-recursion safety consider using other libraries e.g. containers.

Project page :
https://github.com/ygrek/ocaml-extlib

Online API documentation :
https://ygrek.org/p/extlib/doc/

Dependencies

  • cppo - enables conditional compilation to ensure compatibility with various OCaml versions

  • ocamlfind >= 1.5.1 - provides bytes package

Installation

Unzip or untar in any directory and run

make minimal=1 build install

This will build and install bytecode and native libraries.
On bytecode-only architecture run

make minimal=1 all install

minimal=1 will exclude from build several modules (namely Base64 Unzip UChar UTF8) potentially
conflicting with other well established OCaml libraries. If your code is expecting to find
these modules in extlib - omit this parameter during build to produce the full library.

Usage

Generate and read the documentation.

Release

  • Check for changes in stdlib (e.g. with ocaml test/std.ml)

  • Update sw_test_all target for new OCaml release

  • make sw_test_all

  • Review git log and update CHANGES

  • Update version in Makefile

  • Commit

  • make release

  • upload tarball and make release on github

  • opam publish

Contributors

License

See LICENSE