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From: Brian Hurt <bhurt@s...>
Subject: Re: [Caml-list] dynamic dispatch
On Thu, 16 Sep 2004, Christopher Alexander Stein wrote:

> 
> Hi, Is it possible to use the Caml OO features to implement
> dynamic dispatch (without using type system back doors such as
> Obj.Magic or object serialization)? Or are the OO features just
> syntax. Thank you, Lex

What do you need dynamic dispatch for?  What problem are you trying to 
solve?

I ask because I don't think it's possible without Obj.magic and friends.  
I've never needed it, but who knows- you might have a legitimate need for 
it.  In which case your problem becomes a case example and shows me 
something important about Ocaml and programming.  Or you might just need 
to think about the problem differently.  

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Brian

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