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From: Alessandro Baretta <alex@b...>
Subject: Re: [Caml-list] Polymorphic methods and ellipsis

Pixel wrote:
> Alessandro Baretta <alex@baretta.com> writes:
> 
> 
>>I'm trying to write a polymorphic method that will accept as a parameter any
>>instance of any subclass of given class. For example
> 
> 
> what about the simpler:
> 
> class salutation = object
>    method greet : 'a. (#parent as 'a) -> string = fun obj -> obj # foo ^ obj # bar
> end
> 
> which works :)

True. I remember trying something of this kind last night, 
but I probably did not use the fun construct to define the 
obj parameter, so it did not work.

At any rate, why does my technique not work?

class salutation : object
   method greet : 'a. (#parent as 'a) -> string
end = object
   method greet obj -> obj # foo ^ obj # bar
end


Alex

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