- It is easy to install and use as it works with an existing installation of OCaml, with no need to recompile any library.
- It comes with bindings for a large part of the browser APIs.
- According to our benchmarks, the generated programs runs typically faster than with the OCaml bytecode interpreter.
- We believe this compiler will prove much easier to maintain than a retargeted OCaml compiler, as the bytecode provides a very stable API.
Findlib, Lwt, Menhir, Cmdliner, cppo, base64. See opam file for version constraints.
- base64, tyxml, reactiveData
- ocp-indent: needed to support indentation in the toplevel
- higlo: needed to support Syntax highlighting in the toplevel
- cohttp: needed to build the toplevel webserver
opam install js_of_ocaml
Makefile.confto change the default configuration
make installas root to install the compiler and its libraries
make uninstallas root to uninstall them
You can run
make toplevel if you want to build a Web-based OCaml
toplevel as well. Try the toplevel
Your program must first be compiled using the OCaml bytecode compiler
The syntax extension is provided by
ocamlfind ocamlc -package js_of_ocaml -package js_of_ocaml.ppx -linkpkg -o cubes.byte cubes.ml
Then, run the
Most of the OCaml standard library is supported. However,
A dummy implementation is available (use
- Most of the Sys module is not supported.
Extra libraries distributed with Ocaml (such as Thread or Str) are not supported in general. However,
- Bigarray: bigarrays are supported using Typed Arrays
- Num: supported using
- Graphics: partially supported using canvas (see js_of_ocaml.graphics)
- Unix: time related functions are supported
Tail call is not optimized in general. However, mutually recursive functions are optimized:
- self recursive functions (when the tail calls are the function itself) are compiled using a loop.
- trampolines are used otherwise. More about tail call optimization.
- marshalling of floats is not supported (unmarshalling works);
- the polymorphic hash function will not give the same results on datastructures containing floats;
- these functions may be more prone to stack overflow.
Contents of the distribution
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