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From: Jørgen Hermanrud Fjeld <jhf@h...>
Subject: Re: [Caml-list] Understanding why Ocaml doesn't support operator overloading.
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Hi again.
Now I found a previous thread about this
"http://caml.inria.fr/archives/200104/threads.html#00028"
I still don't understand why overloading isn't doable, (not only operator 
overloading)
And I wondered if any projects work on this?

On torsdag 28 november 2002, 22:02, Jørgen Hermanrud Fjeld wrote:
> Hi.
> Some time ago, when looking at Ocaml for the first time, I got baffled by
> the lack of operator overloading. I am still wondering why this is the
> case. Could someone please point me to more information about this?
>
> I remember reading something about operator overloading and type inference
> beeing hard to combine. A little googleing brought me, amongst many things,
> what seems to be a paper about the subject:
> "http://doi.acm.org/10.1145/581478.581495"
> (No I haven't read the paper yet, but it seemed ontopic)

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