Version française
Home     About     Download     Resources     Contact us    

This site is updated infrequently. For up-to-date information, please visit the new OCaml website at

Browse thread
Which syntax to teach ?
[ Home ] [ Index: by date | by threads ]
[ Search: ]

[ Message by date: previous | next ] [ Message in thread: previous | next ] [ Thread: previous | next ]
Date: 2007-10-30 (17:04)
From: Chung-chieh Shan <ccshan@p...>
Subject: Re: Which syntax to teach ?
Brian Hurt <> wrote in article <> in gmane.comp.lang.caml.inria:
> Not sure how well this would work, but my idea would be to map the 
> concepts onto the standard code concepts. [...]

I guess the issue then boils down to how to teach higher-kinded
polymorphism, that is, functions that are polymorphic over a type
*constructor*.  It is crucial for me that the functor's argument module
contain an abstract type *constructor*.

Edit this signature at
One can show you aren't immediately killed by tidal forces once crossing
over the event horizon of Black Hole. Mathematically, your space coordinates
become time-like and vice versa. This causes a shift in your light
cone and your world line can never intersect with someone on the outside.