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RE: [Caml-list] String to list to string
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Date: 2005-02-11 (01:22)
From: skaller <skaller@u...>
Subject: Re: [Caml-list] String to list to string
On Fri, 2005-02-11 at 06:28, Jon Harrop wrote:
> On Thursday 10 February 2005 18:35, Harrison, John R wrote:
> > ...I consider OCaml's mutable strings a far worse design error.
> That's interesting. Why?

Because it makes the worst possible compromise.

Throws out transparency/persistence and fails to
allow any length changing operations, which are
common for strings -- overwriting strings is rarely 
needed. The only use I can think of is as a buffer
(and we have Buffer module for that, and it
also allows variable length)

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