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Date: 2008-01-10 (21:52)
From: David Thomas <david_hd@y...>
Subject: Re: [Caml-list] Annoying behaviour of OCaml

--- Oliver Bandel <> wrote:
> Even if this would be the case, not what we expect
> is of importance, but what the documentation says.
> If there's a difference between documentation and
> bahaviour, then there is a bug (in the
> or in the implementation, or both).

I disagree that expectations are of no importance. 
Principle of least surprise and all that...  Violation
of expectations is a bug not in documentation or
implementation, but design.  That said, there may very
well be overriding concerns that force us to introduce
behavior contrary to expectations in certain instances
- it's one guideline of many.

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