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Date: 2004-09-15 (18:42)
From: William Lovas <wlovas@s...>
Subject: Re: [Caml-list] Confused
On Thu, Sep 16, 2004 at 12:52:26AM +1000, skaller wrote:
> Basically this syntax is a 'hack' used by language
> designers, overloading related syntactic forms to avoid
> introducing new keywords and to make the language 
> 'more intuitive' - which usually backfires on newbies
> and even experts at times. 

I suspect it was inherited from the original ML -- O'Caml could easily fix
this "problem" without introducing any new keywords, but i think the costs
outweigh the potential benefits.


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