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From: Markus Mottl <mottl@m...>
Subject: Re: [Caml-list] Future of labels
On Fri, 30 Mar 2001, Jacques Garrigue wrote:
> Would others enjoy moving to label mode at no cost (with libraries
> compatible with 2.x) ?

It might be worth trying as long as there remains a "way back". I could
have tried it earlier, of course, but as is probably true for others,
big steps (and it is a big one) are not easily taken unless somebody
pushes you...

> How much do label users care for having labels in the standard library?

If label mode really becomes the default mode, I wouldn't mind some mild
labelling in the standard library. Let's just don't become too hard-core
right from the start...

> Not really for partial application (you rarely want to apply to a list
> before the function), but rather for layout. Mostly a question of
> taste, but if you like it really changes the way you use functionals.

Being able to write the code of a functional at the end of some function
application is surely an advantage when using commuting labels.

Markus Mottl

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