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Date: 2003-02-27 (22:25)
From: oliver@f...
Subject: [Caml-list] Strings as arrays or lists...

in Haskell, strings are lists of chars.

In Ocaml, strings seem to be array-like,
but it's not possible to apply Array-functions
on Strings, but nevertheless, the char's of a
string are used in a very similar way, as arrays.

The indexing is done with .(idx) in the one case
and with .[idx] in the other case.

Well, when strings would be lists of chars,
List-commands like List.map and List.filter
could be used.
This would be more FPL-like. (And more convenient
and IMHO more consistently.)

But even if only the imperative Array-access would
be possible (instead of the FPL-like Lists), it would
be more convenient then to have such a string-type,
which can't be used with the many libraries.

Any suggestions on that topic?

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