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Date: 2000-04-13 (08:15)
From: Dennis (Gang) Chen <Dennis.G.Chen@m...>
Subject: Re: When functional languages can be accepted by industry?
> I'm not sure I understand what features of pointers in C you want.  Yes,
> arbitrary pointer arithmetic is not available.  But, when you work with
> mutable data structures in ocaml, the things you assign behave a lot like
> pointers in C or C++.

Thank you very much. Now I find that a mutable linked list can indeed be elegantly
implemented in ocaml, e.g.:

type 'a mlist = Empty | Node of 'a mlist ref * 'a ref;;

This is what I didn't realized before.


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