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Date: 1999-09-06 (16:18)
From: John Prevost <prevost@m...>
Subject: Ocaml 2 object system origins
I just came across the paper "Typing in object-oriented languages:
Achieving expressiveness and safety" by Kim Bruce, and was struck,
once I referred back to the O'Caml documentation on the new object
system, by the similarities.

So, I was just wondering whether the features of the new object system
are based on this paper, a predecessor of this paper, or perhaps the
language LOOM, which apparently shares syntax with the examples in the

(The presence of # types seems too much to be chance.)


John Prevost.