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From: Gordon Henriksen <gordonhenriksen@m...>
Subject: Re: [Caml-list] "OCaml gives you only monomorphic methods in classes."
Oh, were you proposing a language feature? In that case, consider:

let bar x = foo x

How to compile that?

- Gordon

On Dec 28, 2007, at 17:27, Jon Harrop <jon@ffconsultancy.com> wrote:

> On Friday 28 December 2007 23:55:32 Gordon Henriksen wrote:
>> Jon, consider the case of Java or C++ method (and function)
>> overloading. This form of static dispatch is quite distinct from
>> virtual method dispatch, and is indeed at odds with type inference.
>
> I see. Still, the solution seems easy enough. Just treat the  
> overloaded types
> as part of the function name:
>
>  foo(int n)
>  foo(float x)
>  foo(string s)
>
> becomes:
>
>  foo_int n
>  foo_float x
>  foo_string s
>
> When you come across:
>
>  foo(a)
>
> you look up the statically inferred type of "a" and just bail if it  
> fails to
> match any of the overloads.
>
> Generics are left alone:
>
>  foo<T>(T x)
>
> becomes:
>
>  foo (x : 'T)
>
> Would that work?
>
> -- 
> Dr Jon D Harrop, Flying Frog Consultancy Ltd.
> http://www.ffconsultancy.com/products/?e
>
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