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From: Patrick M Doane <patrick@w...>
Subject: Re: [Caml-list] OCaml Speed for Block Convolutions
On Wed, 6 Jun 2001, William Chesters wrote:

> Hugo Herbelin writes:
>  > Assume more generally that you can modify any local variable as in the
>  > (standard) following example:
>  > 
>  > let fact (mutable n) =
>  >   let mutable r = 1 in
>  >   while n > 0 do
>  >      r <- r * n;
>  >      n <- n - 1
>  >   done;
>  >   r
> 
> This doesn't actually make life much easier for the compiler.

Even if there's no benefit to the compiler, I think there is a benefit to
the programmer. I would much rather write imperative code with that
syntax.

Patrick

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