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Date: 2005-11-28 (21:30)
From: Thomas Fischbacher <Thomas.Fischbacher@P...>
Subject: Re: [Caml-list] Bigarray question

On Mon, 28 Nov 2005, Dmitry Bely wrote:

> 1. For the current implementation it's safe (use Data_bigarray_val(v) to
> change the data pointer). I don't see any reason why it could become unsafe.
> 2. It is up to you whether to use this feature or not.

I will neither use undocumented programming techniques, nor recommend 
doing so to other programmers, no matter what kind of language. That would 
- quite in general - be a very bad habit that eventually must lead to bugs 
that are hard to impossible to diagnose and debug.

Assigning to Data_bigarray_val is not explicitly permitted.

Nevertheless, being allowed to do so would be helpful. So, a simple change 
to the documentation would suffice to make me happy.

regards,               tf@cip.physik.uni-muenchen.de              (o_
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