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Date: 2002-10-04 (07:40)
From: Kontra, Gergely <kgergely@m...>
Subject: [Caml-list] syntaxes

I've seen so far, that there are at least 2 version of syntax exists.
My only question is: why has ocaml different syntax than standard ML at
the places, where ocaml is not more efficient.
Eg. it is the same as writing => and ->.
Sometimes SML solution is shorter.
Records in ocaml is not optimal. From a record creation, the type should
be obvious, so labels can be reused in different type of records. And
there is the let ... in ... end (Ada like) construct, which can be used
to avoid ambiguity, (My opinion, that it should be used in try ... with
... end and match ... end constructs, but forget it, uniform syntax may
be a more important point...) not talking about pattern matching in
function heads...


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