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From: Jon Harrop <jon@j...>
Subject: Re: [Caml-list] string_of_polymorphic

On Monday 03 January 2005 09:52, Luca Pascali wrote:
> As the subject says, my aim is to write a function that is able to
> covert into a string a generic polymorphic constructor, or at least its
> name, without using patter matching.

Why do you want to do this?

> ...
> Thanks in advance to anyone for hints, or links, or wathever help you
> can give me.

I think the run-time representation of a polymorphic variants' value is a hash 
of its name and, therefore, cannot be mapped back onto a string in general. 
There may be something else you can do specifically for the top-level but I 
can't think what...

Cheers,
Jon.