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From: Oleg Trott <oleg_trott@c...>
Subject: [Caml-list] Type Safety and Interruptions
Hi

Are there any guarantees about type safety even when program execution is 
interrupted?

As a simple example, suppose f is a function that modifies its argument 
(array) frequently, x is some value, and I type in the toplevel:


# (* ..... *)
#  let a = Array.make 100000 x;;
#  f a;;
Interrupted.


and interrupt it before f finishes. Is it at all possible for array "a" to 
be in some odd state when its `value' is inconsistent with its type?

What if "f" also contains calls to foreign (C/FORTRAN) functions?

Thanks in advance

-- 
Oleg Trott <oleg_trott@columbia.edu>

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