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Date: 2002-10-10 (15:11)
From: Maxence Guesdon <maxence.guesdon@i...>
Subject: Re: [Caml-list] Runtime overflow and what to do
> suppose I use the following code for fact
> let rec fact n = if n <= 1 then 1 else n * fact (n - 1) ;;
> Because an integer number is represented by a fixed number of bytes I will
> get a runtime overflow if n is chosen too large.
> Is there in Ocamel a workaround to cope with this problem . Something like "
> Onoverflow goto .. " in imperative languages.

Sorry, i replied too fast and did not answer your question, since you don't want to catch stack_overflow but be warned about an overflow during the computation of mult.

I don't know how to do that.

Maxence Guesdon
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