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Date: 2001-08-07 (17:32)
From: John Max Skaller <skaller@m...>
Subject: Re: empty type (was [Caml-list] Please help a newbie)
Hendrik Tews wrote:

>    It is my contention that the type of procedures is wrong
>    in ocaml precisely because they return unit, when they
>    _should_ be returning void (that is, nothing).
> So what typing rules do you use for the empty type? Usually a
> type theory is inconsistent as soon as one has an inhabitant of
> the empty type.

	Felix has statements and expressions. The typing
rule is:

	f:T -> void,  a:T 
	|- f a: void

Note that 'f a' cannot occur inside an expression, indeed,
it isn't an expression but a statement.

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