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From: Falk Hueffner <hueffner@I...>
Subject: Re: [Caml-list] Stupid question about the toplevel
Brian Hurt <bhurt@spnz.org> writes:

> An example toplevel experience:
> $ ocaml
>         Objective Caml version 3.07
>  
> # 3+4;;
> - : int = 7
> #
>
> So what's the "-" at the begining of the line mean?  Originally I thought 
> it meant that the input came from stdin, but I've been unable to change it 
> to anything else.  Is it just "this line comes from the toplevel and not 
> your code"?

No, it's the identifier the value was bound to:

# let x = 17;;
val x : int = 17

-- 
	Falk

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