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From: Thomas Fischbacher <Thomas.Fischbacher@P...>
Subject: Re: [Caml-list] How to do this properly with OCaml?

On Sat, 23 Jul 2005, Michael Alexander Hamburg wrote:

> I was constructing a binary heap of tuples the other day.  After pondering
> these options, I just used Obj.magic 0 as the null value in the array.
> The heap was in a module, so nothing else could see the array, and I could
> prove that the code never accessed the null elements, so the use of
> Obj.magic seemed justified.

Big question is, of course, what does the GC think about this, and will 
the GC's view on such a hack change in future versions of ocaml?

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