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From: Michael Vanier <mvanier@c...>
Subject: Re: [Caml-list] Operator overloading
Pointers were perhaps a bad example, since pointer arithmetic is incompatible 
with safe languages.  I see no such concern with respect to operator 
overloading, though there are certainly many ways in which it complicates the 
language.

This is one of those never-ending arguments that will never get settled to 
anyone's satisfaction; it's a matter of personal preference.  Why don't we start 
arguing about static versus dynamic typing while we're at it?

Mike


Brian Hurt wrote:
> Tom wrote:
> 
>>
>> Albeit Brian Hurt's comment about operator overloading making more 
>> harm than good in C++, I believe that overloading simply has to be 
>> used appropriately - it's like saying pointers are bad because they 
>> can introduce memory leaks and null references, and division is bad 
>> because it can raise Division_by_zero exceptions.
>>
> So maybe we should introduce pointers into Ocaml?
> 
> Brian
> 
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