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Date: 2001-06-14 (06:21)
From: John Max Skaller <skaller@o...>
Subject: Re: [Caml-list] Evaluation Order
Frederick Smith wrote:
> I do not believe a simple effect annotation on function types, as suggested, would
> suffice.  Although we may like to think of OCaml programs as effect free, they are
> replete with effects: 1) I/O, 2) exceptions, and 3) non-termination.  

	Arghh. You're quite right. Even if we forget about
non-termination, the dynamic nature of exception handling
makes it very hard to make static typing rules which account
for them.

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