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From: Michael Wohlwend <micha-1@f...>
Subject: Re: [Caml-list] native values in objects from c

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Datum: Thu, 31 Aug 2006 15:55:12 +0900 (JST)
Von: Jacques Garrigue <garrigue@math.nagoya-u.ac.jp>
An: micha-1@fantasymail.de
Betreff: Re: [Caml-list] native values in objects from c

> Aargh, you're right. The behaviour changed between 3.08 and 3.09.
> In 3.08, fields are still ordered in definition order, including
> inherited ones, but in 3.09, due to an optimization, inherited fields
> appear after newly defined ones. The trouble is that this being due
> to an optimization, this may change again, so it is not a good idea to
> depend on it.

o.k., accessing the field from c allready seemed hacky to me :-)

> A better approach it to add a method which returns the field with an
> abstract type, this way users cannot break the type system.

o.k., seems indeed the safer way.

thanks,
 Michael

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