How to use this tool?

This free online converter lets you convert code from Lua to OCaml in a click of a button. To use this converter, take the following steps -

  1. Type or paste your Lua code in the input box.
  2. Click the convert button.
  3. The resulting OCaml code from the conversion will be displayed in the output box.

Key differences between Lua and OCaml

SyntaxLua has a simple and lightweight syntax with a focus on simplicity and ease of use.OCaml has a more complex syntax with a strong emphasis on functional programming.
ParadigmLua supports multiple paradigms including procedural, object-oriented, and functional programming.OCaml is primarily a functional programming language with support for imperative and object-oriented programming.
TypingLua is dynamically typed, allowing for flexible and dynamic programming.OCaml is statically typed, providing strong type checking and compile-time type inference.
PerformanceLua is known for its fast and efficient performance, making it suitable for embedded systems and game development.OCaml is also known for its performance, especially in terms of execution speed and memory usage.
Libraries and frameworksLua has a smaller ecosystem of libraries and frameworks compared to OCaml, but it has good support for embedding and extending with C/C++.OCaml has a rich ecosystem of libraries and frameworks, especially for functional programming and formal verification.
Community and supportLua has an active and supportive community, with good documentation and resources available.OCaml also has a strong community, with active development and support from both industry and academia.
Learning curveLua has a relatively low learning curve, especially for programmers familiar with C-like syntax.OCaml has a steeper learning curve, especially for programmers new to functional programming concepts.