ocamlcp - The Objective Caml profiling compiler
ocamlcp [ ocamlc options ] [ -p flags ] filename ...
The ocamlcp command is a front-end to ocamlc(1) that instruments the
source code, adding code to record how many times functions are called,
branches of conditionals are taken, ... Execution of instrumented code
produces an execution profile in the file ocamlprof.dump, which can be
read using ocamlprof(1).
ocamlcp accepts the same arguments and options as ocamlc(1).
In addition to the ocamlc(1) options, ocamlcp accepts the following
option controlling the amount of profiling information:
The letters indicate which parts of the program should be
a all options
f function calls : a count point is set at the beginning of each
i if ... then ... else: count points are set in both then and else
l 0loops: a count point is set at the beginning of the loop body
m match branches: a count point is set at the beginning of the
body of each branch of a pattern-matching
t try ... with branches: a count point is set at the beginning of
the body of each branch of an exception catcher
For instance, compiling with ocamlcp -pfilm profiles function calls,
if ... then ... else ..., loops, and pattern matching.
Calling ocamlcp(1) without the -p option defaults to -p fm meaning that
only function calls and pattern matching are profiled.
Note: due to the implementation of streams and stream patterns as
syntactic sugar, it is hard to predict what parts of stream expressions
and patterns will be profiled by a given flag. To profile a program
with streams, we recommend using ocamlcp -p a.
The Objective Caml users manual, chapter "Profiling".