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Date: 1999-10-28 (17:10)
From: Mark Engelberg <mark.engelberg@b...>
Subject: Vector class?
I recently discovered OCaml, and have been reading through the documentation.

Although I am familiar with many languages, I use C++ on a day-to-day basis, and have become quite attached to C++'s Standard
Template Library.  Considering the many limitations and annoyances of C++, I find STL to be an amazingly well thought out set of
collection classes and algorithms (of course, like everything else, there is room for improvement).

Whenever I look at a language for the first time, I now immediately check out the class library.  The quality of the built-in class
library is, in many respects, more important to me than the features of the language itself, because I simply don't have time to
reinvent the wheel.

I'm not quite sure yet what to think of OCaml's class library.  In particular, I was unable to find a Vector class (i.e., an
automatically resizable array).  Did I just miss it, or is it really not in there?

I'd also enjoy hearing other people's thoughts on the strengths and weaknesses of the OCaml class library.


Mark Engelberg