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From: David Teller <David.Teller@e...>
Subject: Re: [Caml-list] Teaching bottomline, part 2: what went right.
No, it fails at runtime, of course:
let f _ = List.hd []

I'm just happy that that student managed to produce such a function.
Remember that they've had only one term of OCaml/functional programming,
no type theory, no lambda-calculus, no semantics of programming
languages, etc.

Cheers,
 David


On Wed, 2007-05-23 at 09:44 +0200, Hendrik Tews wrote:
> David Teller <David.Teller@univ-orleans.fr> writes:
> 
>    * One of my students did manage to write a function with type 'a -> 'b
>    without using Obj or Marshal. 
> 
> It's easy if the function doesn't have to terminate:
> 
>    let f x = raise Not_found;;
> 
> Does the students function terminate without exception or other
> kinds of runtime errors?
> 
> Bye,
> 
> Hendrik
> 
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