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Date: 2003-07-25 (01:26)
From: Karl Zilles <zilles@1...>
Subject: Re: [Caml-list] Re: findlib-0.8.1 and ocaml-3.07+beta1
james woodyatt wrote:
> I'm specifically excited about the polymorphic 
> generalization of covariant parts of expansive expressions.  

I read about this in the changes document, but I'm unable to wrap my 
head around it.

 > For instance, if f: unit -> 'a list, "let x = f ()"
 > gives "x" the generalized type forall 'a. 'a list, instead of '_a list
 > as before.

Can someone simplify this for me?  Under what circumstances would this 
be useful?


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