Release of OCaml 5.0.0

We have the pleasure of celebrating the birthdays of Jane Austen and Arthur C. Clarke by announcing the release of OCaml version 5.0.0.

The highlight of this new major version of OCaml is the long-awaited runtime support for shared memory parallelism and effect handlers.

This multicore support is the culmination of more than 8 years of effort, and required a full rewrite of the OCaml runtime environment. Consequently, OCaml 5.0.0 is expected to be a more experimental version of OCaml than the usual OCaml releases.

In this release, the native compiler only supports the x86-64 and arm64 architectures. In terms of operating systems, Linux, the BSDs, macOS and mingw64 on Windows are supported.

We are planning to restore the support for most previously supported architectures and operating systems, and address remaining known issues over the course of the next year.

Don't let those words of caution hinder your experimentation with OCaml 5: OCaml 5 as a language is fully compatible with OCaml 4 down to the performance characteristics of your programs. In other words, any code that works with OCaml 4 should work the same with OCaml 5.

The currently known exceptions to this rule are:

  • the removal of many long-deprecated functions and modules
  • changes to the internal runtime API
  • the performance of ephemerons is currently (and temporarily) strongly degraded.

Please report any unexpected behaviours on the OCaml issue tracker and post any questions or comments you might have on our discussion forums.

During the maturing period for OCaml 5, the OCaml 4.14 branch will be maintained by backporting bug fixes from the OCaml 5 branch at regular intervals. The next release on the OCaml 4.14 branch, OCaml 4.14.1, should soon follow this release.

The full list of changes can be found in the changelog below.

Installation Instructions

The base compiler can be installed as an opam switch with the following commands:

opam update
opam switch create 5.0.0

It might be also interesting to check the new support for parallelism by installing the domainslib library with

opam install domainslib

The source code for the release candidate is also directly available on:

Fine-Tuned Compiler Configuration

If you want to tweak the configuration of the compiler, you can switch to the option variant with:

opam update
opam switch create <switch_name> ocaml-variants.5.0.0+options <option_list>

where <option_list> is a comma-separated list of ocaml-option-* packages. For instance, for a flambda and no-flat-float-array switch:

opam switch create 5.0.0+flambda+nffa ocaml-variants.5.0.0+options ocaml-option-flambda ocaml-option-no-flat-float-array

The command line above is slightly more complicated for opam versions before 2.1:

opam update
opam switch create <switch_name> --packages=ocaml-variants.5.0.0+options,<option_list>

In both cases, all available options can be listed with opam search ocaml-option.

OCaml 5.0.0 (16 December 2022)

  • #10831: Multicore OCaml (Enguerrand Decorne, Stephen Dolan, Tom Kelly, Sadiq Jaffer, Anil Madhavapeddy, Sudha Parimala, KC Sivaramakrishnan, Leo White, the Tarides multicore team, review by Florian Angeletti, Damien Doligez, Xavier Leroy, Guillaume Munch-Maccagnoni, Olivier Nicole, Nicolás Ojeda Bär, Gabriel Scherer, the OCaml core development team, and many other valued reviewers.)

Runtime system:

  • #11400: Runtime events counters fixes Fixes mismatch between OCaml and C APIs, removes events from 4.x that are not present in the 5.0 GC and adds some missing probes. (Sadiq Jaffer, review by Gabriel Scherer, Florian Angeletti)

  • #11368: Runtime events buffer size OCAMLRUNPARAMS fix The runtime events buffer size can now be set via the 'e' OCAMLRUNPARAM. This is previously mistakenly enabled/disabled tracing instead. (Sadiq Jaffer, review by KC Sivaramakrishnan, David Allsopp, Damien Doligez)

  • #11308: Add environment variable to preserve runtime_events after exit If the environment variable OCAML_RUNTIME_EVENTS_PRESERVE exists then the runtime will not remove the runtime events ring buffers at exit. This makes tracing very short running programs more reliable. (Sadiq Jaffer, review by KC Sivaramakrishnan)

  • #10964: Ring-buffer based runtime tracing (runtime_events) Runtime_events is a very low overhead runtime tracing system designed for continuous monitoring of OCaml applications. (Sadiq Jaffer, review by Anil Madhavapeddy, Enguerrand Decorne, Richard Warburton, Gabriel Scherer, Sabine Schmaltz, Florian Angeletti, Patrick Ferris, Tom Kelly)

  • (breaking change) #10723: do not use -flat-namespace linking for macOS. (Carlo Cabrera, review by Damien Doligez)

  • (breaking change) #10863, #10933: Remove support for old, unprefixed C runtime function names such as alloc. The new names prefixed with caml_ must be used instead, such as caml_alloc. Consequently, it is no longer needed to define CAML_NAME_SPACE to avoid bringing unprefixed names into scope: this is now the default behavior. (Nicolás Ojeda Bär, review by Xavier Leroy)

  • #10902: Do not register empty code fragments in natdynlink. (David Allsopp, review by Xavier Leroy and Damien Doligez)

  • #10965: caml_fatal_error_hook, GC timing hooks, and caml_scan_roots_hook are now atomic variables. Restore GC timing hooks in multicore. (Guillaume Munch-Maccagnoni, review by Enguerrand Decorne, Xavier Leroy, Gabriel Scherer, and KC Sivaramakrishnan)

  • #11209: Add a public and thread-safe timing hook running at domain termination, after this domain has stopped running any OCaml code: caml_domain_terminated_hook. This can be useful for implementing domain-local state in C. (Guillaume Munch-Maccagnoni, review by Xavier Leroy and Gabriel Scherer)

  • #10875, #11731: Add option to allocate fiber stacks and sigaltstacks with mmap(MAP_STACK) instead of malloc. This is exposed via a configure --enable-mmap-map-stack option, and is enabled by default on OpenBSD where it is mandatory. (Anil Madhavapeddy, review by Gabriel Scherer, Tom Kelly, Michael Hendricks and KC Sivaramakrishnan).

  • #10950: Do not use mmap to allocate Caml_state. In order to reduce virtual memory usage, we dynamically allocate the domain_state structure. (Enguerrand Decorne, KC Sivaramakrishnan and Tom Kelly, review by Anil Madhavapeddy and Gabriel Scherer)

  • #11010: Use strerror_r for reentrant error string conversion. (Anil Madhavapeddy and Xavier Leroy, review by same and Edwin Török)

  • #11002, #11066, #11086: Do not use Begin_roots/End_roots macros in the runtime system. Also fix a missing root registration in the implementation of Unix.write on Windows. (Nicolás Ojeda Bär, Daniel Bünzli and Antonin Décimo, review by Xavier Leroy and David Allsopp)

  • #11022: Track GC work for all managed bigarray allocations (Stephen Dolan, report by Andrew Hunter, review by Damien Doligez)

  • #10802: Use 4.12 value macros and helpers in C code (Antonin Décimo, review by Gabriel Scherer)

  • #11105: Fix handling of fiber stack cache with multiple domains (Jon Ludlam, KC Sivaramakrishnan and Tom Kelly)

  • #11054: Respect user provided maximum stack space Make sure the stack we initially request is sized accordingly to the user provided settings. tmc/stack_space is also updated by this PR in order to account for this change. (Enguerrand Decorne, report by Jon Ludlam, review by Tom Kelly, KC Sivaramakrishnan and Gabriel Scherer)

  • #11238: Increase the default limit for the stack size to 128 Mi words, i.e. 1 Gib for 64-bit platforms and 512 Mib for 32-bit platforms. (Xavier Leroy, review by Sébastien Hinderer)

  • (breaking change) #11295: An ISO C 2011 compliant compiler, including full support for atomic types, is now required to build the OCaml runtime system. (Xavier Leroy, review by David Allsopp and Sébastien Hinderer)
  • #10915, #11039, #11057, #11095, #11190: Implement quality treatment for asynchronous actions in multicore. Reimplement the old behaviour of caml_process_pending* for multicore. (Guillaume Munch-Maccagnoni, review by Sadiq Jaffer and Gabriel Scherer)

  • #11303: Ensure that GC is not invoked from bounds check failures (Stephen Dolan, review by Sadiq Jaffer and Xavier Leroy)

  • #11304: Fix data race on Windows file descriptors (Olivier Nicole and Xavier Leroy, review by Xavier Leroy, David Allsopp, and Sadiq Jaffer)

  • (breaking change) #11337: pass 'flags' metadata to root scanners, to optimize stack scanning in the bytecode interpreter. Changes the interface of user-provided root-scanning hooks. (Gabriel Scherer, review by Xavier Leroy, Guillaume Munch-Maccagnoni, Sadiq Jaffer and Tom Kelly)
  • #11144: Restore frame-pointers support for amd64 (Fabrice Buoro, review by Frederic Bour and KC Sivaramakrishnan)
  • (breaking change) #11255: in the C interface, &Field(v, i) now has type volatile value * instead of value * in OCaml 4. This makes the memory model for mixed OCaml/C code better defined, but can cause warnings or type errors in user C code. (KC Sivaramakrishnan, review by Xavier Leroy, Gabriel Scherer and Guillaume Munch-Maccagnoni, additional discussions with Stephen Dolan and Luc Maranget)
  • #5299, #4787, #11138, #11272, #11506: To help debugging, Caml_state now dynamically checks that the domain lock is held, and fails otherwise (with a fatal error at most entry points of the C API, or systematically in debug mode). A new variable Caml_state_opt is introduced, and is NULL when the domain lock is not held. This allows to test from C code if the current thread holds the lock of its domain. (Guillaume Munch-Maccagnoni, review by Florian Angeletti, Damien Doligez, Sadiq Jaffer, Xavier Leroy, and Gabriel Scherer)

  • #11223: The serialization format of custom blocks changed in 4.08, but the deserializer would still support the pre-4.08 format. OCaml 5.x removed support for this old format; provide a clear error message in this case. (Hugo Heuzard, review by Gabriel Scherer)

  • #11504, #11522: Use static allocation in caml_make_float_vect in no-flat-float-array mode, it's more efficient and avoids a a race condition (Xavier Leroy, report by Guillaume Munch-Maccagnoni, review by David Allsopp)

  • #11652: Fix benign off-by-one error in Windows implementation of caml_mem_map. (David Allsopp, review by Gabriel Scherer)

  • #11669, #11704: Fix construction of Effect.Unhandled exceptions in the bytecode interpreter. (David Allsopp and Xavier Leroy, report by Samuel Hym, review by Xavier Leroy and Gabriel Scherer)

Code generation and optimizations:

  • #10972: ARM64 multicore support: OCaml & C stack separation; dynamic stack size checks; fiber and effects support. (Tom Kelly and Xavier Leroy, review by KC Sivaramakrishnan, Xavier Leroy Guillaume Munch-Maccagnoni, Eduardo Rafael, Stephen Dolan and Gabriel Scherer)
  • (breaking change) #10845 Emit frametable size on amd64 BSD (OpenBSD, FreeBSD, NetBSD) systems (emitted for Linux in #8805) (Hannes Mehnert, review by Nicolás Ojeda Bär)

Standard library:

  • #10742: Use LXM as the pseudo-random number generator for module Random. Add Random.State.split and Random.split to "split" a PRNG off another PRNG. (Xavier Leroy, review by Gabriel Scherer and Hugo Heuzard)
  • (breaking change) #10867, #11345: Remove deprecated values: Array.create, Array.make_float, Array.create_matrix, Bytes.uppercase, Bytes.lowercase, Bytes.capitalize, Bytes.uncapitalize, Char.lowercase, Char.uppercase, Filename.temp_dir_name, Int32.format, Int64.format, Nativeint.format, Format.bprintf, Format.kprintf, Format.set_all_formatter_output_functions, Format.get_all_formatter_output_functions, Format.pp_set_all_formatter_output_functions, Format.pp_get_all_formatter_output_functions, Format.pp_open_tag, Format.pp_close_tag, Format.open_tag, Format.close_tag, Format.formatter_tag_functions, Format.pp_set_formatter_tag_functions, Format.pp_get_formatter_tag_functions, Format.set_formatter_tag_functions, Format.get_formatter_tag_functions, Gc (mutability of the fields of type Gc.control), Lazy.lazy_from_fun, Lazy.lazy_from_val, Lazy.lazy_is_val, Obj.set_tag, Obj.truncate, Obj.final_tag, Obj.extension_constructor, Obj.extension_name, Obj.extension_id, Scanf.stdib, Scanf.fscanf, Scanf.kfscanf, Stdlib.( & ), Stdlib.( or ), String.set, String.copy, String.fill, String.unsafe_set, String.unsafe_fill, String.uppercase, String.lowercase, String.capitalize, String.uncapitalize, Thread.kill, Thread.wait_write, Thread.wait_read, the whole ThreadUnix module, the infix operator (.[]<-). (Nicolás Ojeda Bär, review by Damien Doligez)

  • (breaking change) #10896: Remove Stream, Genlex and Pervasives. Also remove legacy standalone bigarray library (the Bigarray module is now part of the standard library). (Nicolás Ojeda Bär, review by Kate Deplaix and Anil Madhavapeddy)

  • #10921: Use getentropy, when available, to seed the generator during Random.self_init (Michael Hendricks, review by Gabriel Scherer, Xavier Leroy, and Anil Madhavapeddy)
  • (breaking change) #10924: Add deprecated attribute to Printexc.catch, Printf.kprintf and Unix.SO_ERROR. (Nicolás Ojeda Bär, review by Damien Doligez)
  • #10986: Add Scanf.sscanf_opt, Scanf.bscanf_opt and Scanf.scanf_opt. (Nicolás Ojeda Bär, review by Florian Angeletti and Gabriel Scherer)
  • (breaking change) #11157: Rename "hash" in the "Hashtbl.SeededHashedType" signature to "seeded_hash". This allows defining both seeded and unseeded hash functions in the same module. (Nicolás Ojeda Bär, review by Gabriel Scherer and Xavier Leroy)
  • #8878: Add String.hash and String.seeded_hash. (Tom Kelly, review by Alain Frisch and Nicolás Ojeda Bär)

Other libraries:

  • (breaking change) #9071, #9100, #10935: Reimplement Thread.exit() as raising the exception Thread.Exit, and mark Thread.exit as deprecated. The new implementation changes the behavior compared with the OCaml 4 implementation. For example, the new implementation causes Fun.finally finalizers to be run and catch-all exception handlers to prevent termination. (Jacques-Henri Jourdan and Xavier Leroy, review by Damien Doligez, Guillaume Munch-Maccagnoni, Gabriel Scherer, and Enguerrand Decorne)
  • #11034: Dynlink library, add a global lock to make dynlinking thread-safe. (Florian Angeletti, review by Gabriel Scherer)

  • #11087: deprecate Thread.wait_timed_read, Thread.wait_timed_write,, Thread.wait_pid. The same functionality is available in the Unix module. (Nicolás Ojeda Bär, review by Anil Madhavapeddy)

  • #11309, #11424, #11427, #11545: Add Domain.recommended_domain_count. (Christiano Haesbaert, Konstantin Belousov, review by David Allsopp, KC Sivaramakrishnan, Gabriel Scherer, Nicolas Ojeda Bar)

  • #11461, #11466: Fix gethostbyaddr for IPv6 arguments and make it domain-safe (Olivier Nicole, Nicolás Ojeda Bär, David Allsopp and Xavier Leroy, review by the same)

  • #11479: Make Unix.symlink domain-safe on Windows (Olivier Nicole, review by Xavier Leroy and David Allsopp)


  • (breaking change) #11004: Litmus tests for checking the implementation of the memory model. (Luc Maranget, review by Gabriel Scherer and Xavier Leroy)
  • #11024: Handle alerts in ocamldoc. The alert [@@alert deprecated] is handled specifically and it's no longer needed to duplicate the deprecated annotation (the alert for the compiler and the tag for the documentation). Every other alerts also appear in the documentation. (Jules Aguillon, review by Florian Angeletti)

  • #11065: Port the bytecode debugger to 5.0, adding support for effect handlers. (Damien Doligez and @fabbing, review by @fabbing and Xavier Leroy)

  • #11079: Add the -nobanners option to dumpobj. (Sébastien Hinderer, review by Gabriel Scherer and Vincent Laviron)

  • #11100: Fix ocamltest to make sure failed tests are not counted as "unexpected error". (Damien Doligez, review by Sébastien Hinderer)

  • #11245: Merge the common code of ocamlcp and ocamloptp into a single module. (David Allsopp, review by Sébastien Hinderer)

  • #11382: OCamlmktop use a new initialization module "OCamlmktop_init" to preserve backward-compatibility with user-module provided modules that install toplevel printers. (Florian Angeletti, review by Gabriel Scherer and David Allsopp)

Manual and documentation:

  • #11058: runtime/HACKING.adoc tips on debugging the runtime (Gabriel Scherer, review by Enguerrand Decorne and Nicolás Ojeda Bär)

  • #11093: Add an effect handlers tutorial (KC Sivaramakrishnan, review by François Pottier, Gabriel Scherer, François Bobot and Wiktor Kuchta)

  • #11192: Better documentation for condition variables. (François Pottier, review by Luc Maranget, Xavier Leroy, and Wiktor Kuchta)

  • #11093: Add tutorials on parallelism features and the relaxed memory model (KC Sivaramakrishnan, review by Damien Doligez, Anil Madhavapeddy, Gabriel Scherer, Thomas Leonard, Tom Ridge, Xavier Leroy, Luc Maranget, Fabrice Buoro, Olivier Nicole, Guillaume Munch-Maccagnoni, Jacques-Henri Jourdan)

  • #11640: Add Flambda commonly-used options to the ocamlopt manpage (Amandine Nangah, review by David Allsopp, Florian Angeletti, Sébastien Hinderer, and Vincent Laviron)

  • #11676: Fix missing since annotation in the Sys and Format modules (Github user Bukolab99, review by Florian Angeletti)

  • #11813: Make new multicore chapters easier to discover, and emphasize impact on C bindings. (Edwin Török, review by KC Sivaramakrishnan, and Florian Angeletti)

Compiler user-interface and warnings:

  • #9140, #11131: New command-line flag -nocwd to not include implicit the current directory to the load path. (Thomas Roglin, review by Gabriel Scherer and Nicolás Ojeda Bär)

  • #11089: Add 'since ' information to compiler warnings. (André Maroneze, review by Florian Angeletti and Gabriel Scherer)

  • #10909: Disable warning 59 (assignment to immutable blocks) unless flambda invariant checks are enabled. (Vincent Laviron, review by Gabriel Scherer)

  • #10981, #11276: Implement a -cmi-file option for ocamlc and ocamlopt. (Sébastien Hinderer, review by Damien Doligez, Daniel Bünzli and Florian Angeletti)

  • (breaking change) #11049: Stop padding 1-digit compiler minor version numbers. (So for instance OCaml 5.0 rather than 5.00) (Sébastien Hinderer, review by David Allsopp, Florian Angeletti and Xavier Leroy)
  • #11184, #11670: Stop calling ranlib on created / installed libraries (Sébastien Hinderer and Xavier Leroy, review by the same)

  • #11253: Deprecate ocaml script and ocamlnat script where script has no extension and is an implicit basename. (David Allsopp, review by Florian Angeletti and Sébastien Hinderer)

Internal/compiler-libs changes:

  • #10878, #10909: restore flambda after the Multicore merge. (Vincent Laviron, review by Gabriel Scherer and Xavier Leroy)

  • #10864, #10888: restore afl-fuzz mode for sequential programs. (Jan Midtgaard, review by Xavier Leroy and Gabriel Scherer)

  • #11008, #11047: rework GC statistics in the Multicore runtime (Gabriel Scherer, review by Enguerrand Decorne)

  • #11058: basic debugging documentation in runtime/HACKING.adoc (Gabriel Scherer, review by Enguerrand Decorne and Nicolás Ojeda Bär)

  • #11199: Stop installing topdirs.cmi twice. The toplevel now reads topdirs.cmi from +compiler-libs, as the debugger does. (David Allsopp, review by Sébastien Hinderer)

  • #11007, #11399: META files for the stdlib, compiler-libs and other libraries (unix, dynlink, str, runtime_events, threads, ocamldoc) are now installed along with the compiler. (David Allsopp, Florian Angeletti, Nicolás Ojeda Bär and Sébastien Hinderer, review by Daniel Bünzli, Kate Deplaix, Anil Madhavapeddy and Gabriel Scherer)

Build system:

  • (breaking change) #10893: Remove configuration options --disable-force-safe-string and DEFAULT_STRING=unsafe as well as --enable-force-safe-string and DEFAULT_STRING=safe which are now the default unconditionally. (Kate Deplaix, review by Gabriel Scherer and David Allsopp)
  • #11092: Build native-code compilers on OpenBSD/aarch64. (Christopher Zimmermann, review by Anil Madhavapeddy)

  • #11126: Build system: make it possible to choose which ocamldep (and flags) to use when computing dependencies for the compiler. Add a -no-slash option to ocamldep to let users override -slash. (Sébastien Hinderer, review by David Allsopp)

  • #11147: Factorize the stdlib-related compilation flags. Make it possible to control them consistently through the STDLIBFLAGS build variable. Make sure ocamldoc and ocamllex get compiled and linked with debugging information (-g). (Sébastien Hinderer, review by Gabriel Scherer)

  • #11149: Make the bootstrap process reproducible on systems with non-big-endian floating point. If the boot/ artefacts are up-to-date, this means that running make bootstrap on any platform should not change the images in boot/ and paves the way for automated testing that the bootstrap is repeatable. (David Allsopp, review by Damien Doligez and Sébastien Hinderer)

  • #11160: otherlibs: merge win32unix into unix. (Sébastien Hinderer, review by David Allsopp, Nicolás Ojeda Bär, Xavier Leroy, Vincent Laviron and Antonin Décimo)

  • (breaking change) #11198, #11298: Install the Dynlink, Str and Unix libraries to individual subdirectories of LIBDIR. The compiler, debugger and toplevel automatically add -I +lib if required, but display an alert. (David Allsopp, review by Florian Angeletti, Nicolás Ojeda Bär, Valentin Gatien-Baron and Sébastien Hinderer)
  • #11200: Install ocamlprof's Profiling runtime module to a +profiling, removing it from the default namespace. (David Allsopp, review by Sébastien Hinderer)

  • #11294: Switch minimum required autoconf to 2.71. (David Allsopp, review by Xavier Leroy)

  • #11370, #11373: Don't pass CFLAGS to flexlink during configure. (David Allsopp, report by William Hu, review by Xavier Leroy and Sébastien Hinderer)

  • #11487: Thwart FMA test optimization during configure (William Hu, review by David Allsopp and Sébastien Hinderer)

  • #11097: Build native-code compilers on NetBSD/aarch64 (Kate Deplaix, review by Anil Madhavapeddy)

Bug fixes:

  • #10768, #11340: Fix typechecking regression when combining first class modules and GADTs. (Jacques Garrigue, report by François Thiré, review by Matthew Ryan)

  • #10790: don't drop variance and injectivity annotations when pretty printing with constraints (for example, with type +!'a t = ...). (Florian Angeletti, report by Luke Maurer, review by Matthew Ryan and Gabriel Scherer)

  • #11167: Fix memory leak from signal stack. (Antoni Żewierżejew, review by Gabriel Scherer and Enguerrand Decorne)

  • #11112: harden -use-runtime against spaces or quotes in the provided path (Gabriel Scherer, report by Brahima Dibassi, review by David Allsopp)

  • #11068, #11070: Fix typo in function name given in Unix_error exception for Unix.readlink on Windows. (David Allsopp, report by Xia Li-yao)

  • #10807: Don't duplicate standard handles in the child process spawned by win32unix Unix.create_process if the handles were already inheritable. Fix broken signalling of EOF on standard handles if they were already inheritable. (Antonin Décimo, review by Xavier Leroy and Nicolás Ojeda Bär)

  • #10868: Fix off-by-1 bug when initializing frame hashtables (Jonah Beckford, review by Tom Kelly, Nicolás Ojeda Bär and KC Sivaramakrishnan)

  • #11077: Make dumpobj compatible with absence of naked pointer support (Olivier Nicole and Jan Midtgaard, review by Gabriel Scherer)

  • #11111: fix fork() usage in ocamltest C code. When calling fork() from C code with the Multicore runtime active, one needs to call caml_atfork_hook() on the forked child before it can use the OCaml runtime. (Gabriel Scherer, review by Xavier Leroy, report by Brahima Dibassi)

  • #10809: Use the WSA_FLAG_NO_HANDLE_INHERIT on Windows when creating sockets with WSASocket if the cloexec (non-inheritable) parameter is true. Fixes a race condition where a child process could inherit the socket and deadlock the parent. (Antonin Décimo, review by Xavier Leroy)

  • #11194, #11609: Fix inconsistent type variable names in "unbound type var" messages (Ulysse Gérard and Florian Angeletti, review Florian Angeletti and Gabriel Scherer)

  • #11204: Fix regression introduced in 4.14.0 that would trigger Warning 17 when calling virtual methods introduced by constraining the self type from within the class definition. (Nicolás Ojeda Bär, review by Leo White)

  • #11263, #11267: caml/misc.h: check whether _MSC_VER is defined before using it to ensure that the headers can always be used in code which turns on -Wundef (or equivalent). (David Allsopp and Nicolás Ojeda Bär, review by Nicolás Ojeda Bär and Sébastien Hinderer)

  • #11289, #11405: fix some leaks on systhread termination (Fabrice Buoro, Enguerrand Decorne, Gabriel Scherer, review by Xavier Leroy and Florian Angeletti, report by Romain Beauxis)

  • #11314, #11416: fix non-informative error message for module inclusion (Florian Angeletti, report by Thierry Martinez, review by Gabriel Scherer)

  • #11358, #11379: Refactor the initialization of bytecode threading, This avoids a "dangling pointer" warning of GCC 12.1. (Xavier Leroy, report by Armaël Guéneau, review by Gabriel Scherer)

  • #11387, module type with constraints no longer crash the compiler in presence of both shadowing warnings and the -bin-annot compiler flag. (Florian Angeletti, report by Christophe Raffalli, review by Gabriel Scherer)

  • #11392, #11392: assertion failure with -rectypes and external definitions (Gabriel Scherer, review by Florian Angeletti, report by Dmitrii Kosarev)

  • #11417: Fix regression allowing virtual methods in non-virtual classes. (Leo White, review by Florian Angeletti)

  • #11468: Fix regression from #10186 (OCaml 4.13) detecting IPv6 on Windows for mingw-w64 i686 port. (David Allsopp, review by Xavier Leroy and Sébastien Hinderer)

  • #11482, #11542: Fix random crash in large closure allocation (Damien Doligez, report by Thierry Martinez and Vincent Laviron, review by Xavier Leroy)

  • #11508, #11509: make Bytes.escaped domain-safe (Christiano Haesbaert and Gabriel Scherer, review by Xavier Leroy, report by Jan Midtgaard and Tom Kelly)

  • #11516, #11524: Fix the deprecated_mutable attribute. (Chris Casinghino, review by Nicolás Ojeda Bär and Florian Angeletti)

  • #11576: Fix bug in Bigarray.Genarray.init in the the case of zero-dimensional arrays. (Nicolás Ojeda Bär, Jeremy Yallop, report by Masayuki Takeda, review by Jeremy Yallop and Florian Angeletti)

  • #11587: Prevent integer comparison from being used on pointers (Vincent Laviron, review by Gabriel Scherer)

  • #11622: Prevent stack overflow when printing a constructor or record mismatch error involving recursive types. (Florian Angeletti, review by Gabriel Scherer)

  • #11662, #11673: fix a memory leak when using Dynlink, the bug was only present in development version of OCaml 5. (Stephen Dolan, report by Andre Maroneze, review by Gabriel Scherer)

  • #11732: Ensure that types from packed modules are always generalised (Stephen Dolan and Leo White, review by Jacques Garrigue)

  • #11737: Fix segfault condition in Unix.stat under Windows in the presence of multiple threads. (Marc Lasson, Nicolás Ojeda Bär, review by Gabriel Scherer and David Allsopp)

  • #11776: Extend environment with functor parameters in strengthen_lazy. (Chris Casinghino and Luke Maurer, review by Gabriel Scherer)

  • #11533, #11534: follow synonyms again in #show_module_type (this had stopped working in 4.14.0) (Gabriel Scherer, review by Jacques Garrigue, report by Yaron Minsky)