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From: Nick Name <nick.name@i...>
Subject: [Caml-list] Is arrow programming impossible in ocaml?
Hi all, I am trying to work on a project where I need ocaml efficiency 
with rank-2 polymorphism, if I got it correctly (I am not an expert in 
programming language semantics). 

Basically I am trying to reproduce FRAN-like usage of arows as in 

http://haskell.cs.yale.edu/yampa/AFPLectureNotes.pdf

so I have defined my own arrow module etc, but I faced the rank-1 
polymorphism restriction of ocaml. I have cut down my example to:

-
type ('a,'b) t = 'a -> 'b

let rec arr f = f

let a = arr (fun x -> x)
-

and "a" is typed like '_a -> '_a , where I would like it to be typed 'a 
-> 'a.

Does anyone think I have other possibilities in writing that kind of 
higher-order combinator based code, or is it impossible?

thanks

Vincenzo

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