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Date: 2003-08-06 (18:14)
From: Nicolas Cannasse <warplayer@f...>
Subject: Re: [Caml-list] static class member....
> > Yes, it says in the language introduction (the part on objects)
> >
> > Let-bindings within class definitions are evaluated before the object
> > is constructed
> Well I take it back. And I must admit that I always have used
> let-bindings as if they are local to the instance.
> The question though is why does my example work? Is this a bug
> in the compiler?

It's not a bug.
You can see your class as function to get a better idea of what's happenning

let foo =
    let x = ref 0 in
    (fun () -> !x)

against :

let foo () =
    let x = ref 0 in

To answer to the original post about class static, there is no concept of
static class variables in Ocaml , but you can still write accessors to a
variable declared outside the class scope :

let counter = ref 0

class foo =
        method incr = incr counter
        method print = Printf.printf "counter = %d\n" !counter

Nicolas Cannasse

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