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From: Alex Baretta <alex@b...>
Subject: Re: [Caml-list] Immediate recursive functions
Christian Szegedy wrote:
> Alex Baretta wrote:
> 
>> I sometimes feel the need for a mu operator. I'm thinking of something 
>> like the following:
>>
>> # (rec f x -> if x <= 0 then 1 else x * (f (pred x))) 5
>> - : int = 120
>>
>> as opposed to
>>
>> (let rec f x = if x <= 0 then 1 else x * (f (pred x)) in f) 5
>> - : int = 120
> 
> 
> Feel free to write your CamlP4 extension ;)

I have had a short love story with Camlp4, but I find it's syntax far 
too wild to be worth learning. Hence, I abandoned camlp4 except for its 
ocpp incarnation with its quotation expansion support.

I have written a short patch to parsing/parser.mly to support my syntax, 
but I am unable to get anything sensible out of it. I'll look more into 
this problem and post the patch if I manage to figure things out.

Alex

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