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From: Jon Harrop <jon@j...>
Subject: Re: [Caml-list] Observations on OCaml vs. Haskell
On Tuesday 28 September 2004 08:22, Ville-Pertti Keinonen wrote:
> I'm fairly certain that type safety is a significant part of the reason;
> if they were polymorphic, they'd accept any kind of arguments, not just
> numbers.  What's the product of two strings?  A run-time type error?

It seems odd then, that the polymorphic comparisons do raise run-time type 
errors (on functions). I guess that's just the way the cookie crumbled...

I think a static analysis program to pick up on such problems could be very 
useful...

Cheers,
Jon.

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