Chapter 20 The standard library
This chapter describes the functions provided by the Objective Caml
standard library. The modules from the standard library are
automatically linked with the user's object code files by the ocamlc
command. Hence, these modules can be used in standalone programs without
having to add any .cmo file on the command line for the linking
phase. Similarly, in interactive use, these globals can be used in
toplevel phrases without having to load any .cmo file in memory.
Unlike the Pervasive module from the core library, the modules from the
standard library are not automatically “opened” when a compilation
starts, or when the toplevel system is launched. Hence it is necessary
to use qualified identifiers to refer to the functions provided by these
modules, or to add open directives.
For easy reference, the modules are listed below in alphabetical order
of module names.
For each module, the declarations from its signature are printed
one by one in typewriter font, followed by a short comment.
All modules and the identifiers they export are indexed at the end of