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From: Alain Frisch <frisch@c...>
Subject: Re: [Caml-list] Five Questions about Objects
On Sun, 14 Jul 2002, YAMAGATA yoriyuki wrote:

> However, I wonder why a class is necessary in the first place.  I'm
> not familiar with the theory of OOP, but I feel like direct creation
> of objects is possible in functional languages.

It is already possible in OCaml, thanks to local modules:

"object ... end"
===>
let module M = struct class o = object ... end end in new M.o

It would be straightforward to define a Camlp4 syntax extension for this.

-- Alain

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