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From: Remi VANICAT <vanicat@l...>
Subject: Re: [Caml-list] 1) "open" in modules, 2) buffer enhancement.
dmitry grebeniuk <gds@vestra.bendery.md> writes:

> hi
> 
> 1)
>   When I'm trying to compile such file:
> =============================================
> module M =
>  struct
>   let open () = print_string "open called\n"
> 
>  end;;
> 
> M.open ();;
> =============================================
>   I get errors like
> 
> File "somefile.ml", line 3, characters 6-10:
> Syntax error
> 
>   It is the location of "open" function.  I think it's a parser's bug - am
> I right?  

No, you aren't : open is a reserved word in ocaml, you can't use it
as a name for something else.


> 2)
>   I have modified standart buffer.ml and buffer.mli - I've added
> functions "get_line" (gets next line from buffer or raises Not_found
> if there's no line) and "get_block" (gets specified number of characters
> to pre-allocated string).  I think these functions will be useful not only
> for me - can you add them (or their analogs) to standart distribution as
> Buffer's modification or as some new module (Fifobuff, for example)?

You should submit a feature wish bug with a patch to caml-bugs@inria.fr

-- 
Rémi Vanicat
vanicat@labri.u-bordeaux.fr
http://dept-info.labri.u-bordeaux.fr/~vanicat
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