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From: Hendrik Tews <tews@t...>
Subject: grammar for class types
Hi,

when I tried to define some classes and class types I came across
the following questions:

1. What is the difference between

# class type b = [int, string] a;;

and 

# type c = (int, string) a;;  

assuming some class type a with two type parameters?

And Why do I have to use different parentheses in both cases?
(Yes, I know, it's what the manual says, but I would expect that
one kind of parentheses should be enough for all kind of type
parameters. )

2. Why is it not possible to add type constraints to the first
kind of type abbreviation, like in 

class type ['a] c = ['a, string] a constraint 'a = int;;

3. (To re-raise a question from John Prevost which has never been
addressed:) Why is it not possible to mix type definitions and
class type definitions like in

# class type a = object method m : a end
# and
# type b = Node of a | Tree of b * b

(Yes, it is possible to use the < ... > notation, but it is not
possible to use # with such types.)


Bye,

Hendrik