Portable standard library for OCaml
Core is an industrial-strength alternative to the OCaml standard
library. It was developed by Jane Street, which is the largest
industrial user of OCaml.
Core_kernel is the system-independent part of Core, Jane Street's
industrial-strength alternative to the OCaml standard library. It is
aimed for cases when the full Core is not available, such as in
way to use it is to start your file with:
Relationship to Core and Base
Base: Minimal stdlib replacement. Portable and lightweight and
intended to be highly stable.
Core_kernel: Extension of Base. More fully featured, with more
code and dependencies, and APIs that evolve more quickly. Portable,
Core: Core_kernel extended with UNIX APIs.
While Core is an extension of Core_kernel, you can think of
Core_kernel as an extension of Base. Many of Core_kernel's modules are
extensions of modules in Base, where the Core_kernel version adds
bin_io support or locks in an API with
Stable. Some modules, like
Core_kernel.Map, extend their Base equivalents to follow Core
conventions for the use of comparators.
Please report bugs and feature requests on
GitHub. For everything
else you can contact us at email@example.com.
You can find all of Jane Street's open-source libraries on
Documentation can be found