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[Caml-list] Suggestion: Pervasives.identity
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From: Brian Hurt <bhurt@s...>
Subject: Re: [Caml-list] Suggestion: Pervasives.identity
On Fri, 23 Apr 2004, Martin Jambon wrote:

> Hello,
> Is there a good why there is no predefined identity function?
> (fun x -> x) is sometimes less readable, and seems to be not
> compiled (yet?) as this black magic:
> external identity : 'a -> 'a : "%identity"
> In the same style, we already have Pervasives.ignore, so why not
> Pervasives.identity?

Possibly stupid question: what use would this function be?

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