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Date: 2004-09-30 (13:21)
From: skaller <skaller@u...>
Subject: Re: [Caml-list] Factoring HOFs [was Re: C++ STL...]
On Thu, 2004-09-30 at 20:13, Keith Wansbrough wrote:

> but OCaml doesn't allow nested quantifiers (i.e., higher-rank
> polymorphism).
> It actually wouldn't be very hard to support, if you're prepared to
> accept the need for the occasional type annotation

I doubt there is a problem with that. I use polymorphic 
variants and occasionally you need not just annotations,
but to actually write full coercions. This is a small
price to pay.

John Skaller,
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