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From: John Max Skaller <skaller@o...>
Subject: Re: [Caml-list] Breaking out of iterative loops
Markus Mottl wrote:

>On Wed, 01 May 2002, John Prevost wrote:
>
>>The drawback to allowing:
>>
>>let rec ones = 1 :: ones
>>
>>and such expressions is that when looking at the definition of, for
>>example, 'a list and length, one would expect it to be guaranteed that
>>length terminates.  Since you can't prevent recursive use of
>>constructors, well, you can no longer guarantee that.
>>
>
>I second this. Does anybody here really benefit from such cyclic
>structures?
>
Well .. don't they make a good representation of recursive types?

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