This manual documents the release 3.06 of the Objective Caml
system. It is organized as follows.
Part I, ``An introduction to Objective Caml'',
gives an overview of the language.
- Part II, ``The Objective Caml language'', is the
reference description of the language.
- Part III, ``The Objective Caml tools'', documents
the compilers, toplevel system, and programming utilities.
- Part IV, ``The Objective Caml library'', describes the
modules provided in the standard library.
Objective Caml runs on several operating systems. The parts of
this manual that are specific to one operating system are presented as
This is material specific to MacOS 7, 8, 9. (For MacOS
X, see ``Unix''.)
This is material specific to the Unix family of operating
systems, including Linux and MacOS X.
This is material specific to Microsoft Windows (95, 98, ME,
The Objective Caml system is copyright © 1996, 1997, 1998,
1999, 2000, 2001, 2002 Institut National de Recherche en Informatique et en
INRIA holds all ownership rights to the Objective Caml system.
The Objective Caml system is open source and can be freely
redistributed. See the file LICENSE in the distribution for
The present documentation is copyright © 2002
Institut National de Recherche en Informatique et en
Automatique (INRIA). The Objective Caml documentation and user's
manual may be reproduced and distributed in whole or
in part, subject to the following conditions:
The copyright notice above and this permission notice must be
preserved complete on all complete or partial copies.
- Any translation or derivative work of the Objective Caml
documentation and user's manual must be approved by the authors in
writing before distribution.
- If you distribute the Objective Caml
documentation and user's manual in part, instructions for obtaining
the complete version of this manual must be included, and a
means for obtaining a complete version provided.
- Small portions may be reproduced as illustrations for reviews or
quotes in other works without this permission notice if proper
citation is given.
The complete Objective Caml distribution can be accessed via the
http://caml.inria.fr/Caml Web site.
The http://caml.inria.fr/Caml Web site
contains a lot of additional information on Objective Caml.