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From: Alessandro Baretta <alex@b...>
Subject: Re: [Caml-list] On the equality of functional values


David Monniaux wrote:
> On Sun, 27 Oct 2002, Alessandro Baretta wrote:
> 
> 
> If I remember well, = is implemented by doing first a == (equality of
> pointers) test, and returning true if that test succeeds; otherwise,
> the more complex recursive equality test is performed, which fails with
> an exception if it encounters functional values.
> 
> So if x and y are the same closure, x=y succeeds and yields the true
> value. Otherwise, it throws an exception.

This is what I suspected. I wonder if this behavior conforms 
to specification, or if it is an incidental concequence of 
the implementation of (=).

Alex

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