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From: Vitaly Lugovsky <vsl@o...>
Subject: Re: [Caml-list] Why are type functions postfix?
On Mon, 12 Aug 2002, Tim Freeman wrote:

> 
> In OCAML and other ML dialects I've used, you say:
> 
>    let x: int ref = ref 3
> 
> Is there any reason that type functions like the first "ref" are
> postfix, unlike function application like the second "ref" that is
> prefix?
> 
> If it's just history and there's no good reason, that's fine by me.
> I'm just curious.

 It's not a function at all - it's just a constraint.


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