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From: Jacques Garrigue <garrigue@k...>
Subject: RE: [Caml-list] poll - need for a good introductory OCaml book
From: "MikhailFedotov" <mikhail@kittown.com>
> > Mind explaining what's wrong with ``Developing Applications
> > in Ocaml'' ?
> 
> The introductory part of reference manual reads easier. And there
> is a bug too in the book (at least one, I don't know if there are more):
> 
> # let test_nul_integer = function `Number n -> n=0
>   and test_nul_real = function `Number r -> r=0.0 ;;
>   val test_nul_integer : [< `Number of int] -> bool = <fun>
>   val test_nul_real : [< `Number of float] -> bool = <fun>
> # let test_nul x = (test_nul_integer x) || (test_nul_real x) ;;
> 
> (the next line is wrong - ocaml 3.06 won't allow this):
> 
>    val test_nul : [< `Number of float & int] -> bool = <fun>
> 
> Reference manual explains where is the bug...

The appendix of the book is explicitly about ocaml-2.99.
Lots of things changed since, so this is not surprising that new
features do not work exactly as explained in the book.
For this example, this is a rather recent change, to catch stupid
errors, the above being useless anyway.

        Jacques Garrigue

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