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Date: 2008-02-27 (21:32)
From: David Teller <David.Teller@u...>
Subject: "Warning U: this match case is unused." -- Yes, I know
   Dear list,

 I'm currently working on a little Camlp4 extension which has to often
generate pattern-matching clauses depending on user code -- and deal
with match failures accordingly. 

Now, I guess

1. I can wrap the user's pattern-matching inside a try...with, catch any
Match_failure and deal with it. However, ensuring that the Match_failure
is the right one and that I'm not catching some other error in the code,
all this while performing bindings satisfactorily will require numerous

2. I can add a catch-all clause " _ -> deal_with_error ". While the
semantics of this rewriting are exactly what I need, the compiler tends
to print "Warning U: this match case is unused" whenever the user has
already taken care of all cases. I would need to find a way to
deactivate the warning for this specific clause. As I haven't found any
way of doing that directly, I've been thinking about adding a "when
True" to the second-to-last clause if that clause doesn't already have a
"when", but I'd be glad to hear about better solutions.

Thanks in advance,

David Teller
 Security of Distributed Systems
 Angry researcher: French Universities need reforms, but the LRU act brings liquidations.