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Date: 2003-03-16 (11:10)
From: Markus Mottl <markus@o...>
Subject: Re: Module recursion (Was Re: [Caml-list] Re: Haskell-like syntax)
On Sat, 15 Mar 2003, brogoff@speakeasy.net wrote:
> That's not to say I wouldn't like or use a general recursive module feature, 
> but the full problem seems awfully hard in a (strict, impure) language like ML 
> and I doubt that I'll see it in OCaml before I retire. 

Actually, I more often regret the lack of first class modules in OCaml
rather than module recursion.

In any case, this seems like a suitable moment for once again suggesting
that Claudio Russo's module system as implemented in Moscow ML be
integrated into OCaml :-)

It would be interesting to learn about future directions concerning the
type- and the module system. Are there any plans of implementing the
suggestion above? And how about extensional polymorphism - it seems that
Jun Furuse's thesis was already finished last December?

Markus Mottl

Markus Mottl                                             markus@oefai.at
Austrian Research Institute
for Artificial Intelligence                  http://www.oefai.at/~markus

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