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From: sebastien FURIC <sebastien.furic@t...>
Subject: Re: [Caml-list] small problem'


Luc Maranget a écrit :
> 
> >
> > How to omit the syntax error in OCAML in CAML it runs.
> > let hd = function
> >     [] -> failwith "hd"
> >   | a::l -> a;;
> >  Characters 2-3:
> >     | a::l -> a
> >     ^
> > Syntax error
> > Mit freundlichen Gruessen
> > Klaus Benecke
> 
> I do not see what is your problem exactly.
> If I copy-paste your three lines in ocaml toplevel, I get :
> 
> $ ocaml
>         Objective Caml version 3.06
> 
> # let hd = function
>     [] -> failwith "hd"
>   | a::l -> a;;
>     val hd : 'a list -> 'a = <fun>
> 
> --Luc

 Luc, you use Linux, don't you ?
 Under Windows, I have:

        Objective Caml version 3.06

# let hd = function
    [] -> failwith "hd"
  | a::l -> a;;
Characters 2-3:
    | a::l -> a;;
    ^
Syntax error
# 

 This problem typically comes under Windows when you do a "cut and
paste" from a text editor to OcamlWin.exe. To overcome this problem, you
have to copy and paste your function one line at a time.
 To avoid making myself nervous, I simply never use OCamlWin.exe (or I
use an older distribution, like the 3.01 one). I prefer to run ocaml in
a "command" windows (in which case it is possible to cut and paste).

 Cheers,

 Sebastien.
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