ocaml-astring 0.8.5 Alternative String module for OCaml

Astring exposes an alternative String module for OCaml. This module balances minimality and expressiveness for basic, index-free, string processing and provides types and functions for substrings, string sets and string maps. The String module exposed by Astring has exception safe functions, removes deprecated and rarely used functions, alters some signatures and names, adds a few missing functions and fully exploits OCaml's newfound string immutability.