[bootstrappable] Announcing the bootstrap of OCaml

  • From: Nathanaël Courant <nathanael.courant@xxxxxxxx>
  • To: bootstrappable@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
  • Date: Tue, 2 Mar 2021 12:48:17 +0100

Dear all,

I am pleased to announce the bootstrap of OCaml 4.07, using only guile and gcc! The bootstrap consists in a compiler for a small subset of OCaml, written in guile, and an interpreter for almost all features in OCaml written in that subset.

It is available here: https://github.com/Ekdohibs/camlboot/ and represents about 6k lines of code. The compilation takes about four hours on a parallel machine. Many thanks to Gabriel Scherer and Julien Lepiller, who contributed significant parts of the code.

Nathanaël Courant

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