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From: Damien Doligez <damien.doligez@i...>
Subject: Re: [Caml-list] Assert fail in partial application
On Jun 17, 2004, at 10:32, Jean-Christophe Filliatre wrote:

> Basile Starynkevitch [local] writes:
>>
>> Assert has nothing magic (except that it passes the file position to
>> the Assert+failure exception). It could be implemented as a camlp4
>> macro.
>
> Apart from "assert false" which has a special typing rule (it has type
> 'a  not  unit) and  a  special  compilation  (cannot be  removed  when
> -noassert is set).

Both features can be easily implemented with camlp4.  The real problem
in implementing assert within camlp4 is the fact that the asserted
condition is typechecked even if -noassert is set, although this is
not an unsolvable problem.

-- Damien

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