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Date: 2005-02-04 (22:02)
From: Thomas Fischbacher <Thomas.Fischbacher@P...>
Subject: Re: [Caml-list] Estimating the size of the ocaml community

On Fri, 4 Feb 2005, Oliver Bandel wrote:

> On Thu, Feb 03, 2005 at 10:16:33PM +0100, Thomas Fischbacher wrote:
> [...]
> > (3) The type system is annoying. People claim it helps catching errors, 
> > but my impression is it only catches those which I would never make 
> > anyway.
> [...]
> Well if it catches only errors you never make, you should
> never had any warnings nor error messages from the type
> system.
> So, why is it annoying, if you never get a warning/error message?
> Normally you should not be aware of the type system, because you
> do not make type-system-errors.

Because the type system occasionally forces me to write code in funny 
ways, as I cannot "sometimes return an integer, sometimes a symbol" from a 
function, say. I would have to wrap this up.

regards,               tf@cip.physik.uni-muenchen.de              (o_
 Thomas Fischbacher -  http://www.cip.physik.uni-muenchen.de/~tf  //\
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