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Re: [Caml-list] "Or" patterns when both matchings
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Date: 2001-10-31 (09:43)
From: Luc Maranget <luc.maranget@i...>
Subject: Re: [Caml-list] "Or" patterns when both matchings
> Hmm, I must side with Pixel here. Ease of compilation is rarely a good
> design principle for a programming language. The use of or patterns
> allows one to factor right hand sides as in the example shown below:
> 	| Foo(a)
>              | a -> <complicated expression involving a>
> If Or-patterns do not follow the first-to-last matching order, then
> producing correct code and reading it becomes more difficult. I wasn't
> aware of the Or-compilation strategy and I'm sure I made this mistake in
> the past as well.
> -Maf

You are right, I missed that point. I'll think about correcting that,
but it is not a trivial change.

Thanks for your feedback,

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