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From: Jon Harrop <jon@f...>
Subject: Re: [Caml-list] If OCaml were a car
On Wednesday 22 August 2007 06:50:24 Luca de Alfaro wrote:
> The only thing about Ocaml I mind, is that it a bit like German is, in that
> all the verbs at the end come.  And there nothing wrong is, but it for some
> strange reading makes, and it strange is that this from France comes.
>
> I still somewhat puzzled am, at reading:
>
> let f x =
>   [humonguous definition 50 lines spanning]
> in List.iter f l
>
> because the only way I make sense of this can, is by first looking at where
> f used is, and only then reading its definition.
> I much rather write would:
>
> do List.iter f l
> where f x = [humonguous definition]
>
> Maybe this problem with Ocamlp4 solvable is?

Get this to good effect in vanilla OCaml by copying F# you can:

  let ( |> ) x f = f x

  l |> List.iter
    (fun e -> ...)

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