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From: Eray Ozkural <exa@k...>
Subject: [Caml-list] Module intf/impl annoyances
Hi there,

I ran into what I think is a counter-intuitive feature in separate compilation 
of modules that I want to share with you.

It looks like others also had problems with having to dupe type signatures in 
both .mli and .ml files, so is there a working proposal to that end?

Since the .mli and .ml files are properly seen as sig and struct declarations, 
it looks as if a slight change in the semantics of struct would solve the 
problem: Those types declared in the corresponding sig but not redeclared in 
the struct are part of the struct. Is that really a reasonable and 
transparent solution?

The "other" cool functional language solves this by qualifying what to export; 
having the advantage that you declare types only once.

Thanks,

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Eray Ozkural (exa) <erayo@cs.bilkent.edu.tr>
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