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From: Jean-Christophe_Filliātre <Jean-Christophe.Filliatre@l...>
Subject: Re: [Caml-list] recursive modules: Cannot safely evaluate the definition
Keiko Nakata wrote:
> Hello.
> I think that functors cannot be recursive in the current OCaml.

They can:

module type S = sig type t = int end

module rec F : functor(X : S) -> S = functor(X: S) -> struct
  type t = M.t
and M : S = F(struct type t = int end)

let x : M.t = 42

But it is likely that you won't do anything useful with a functor like
this (try adding a "val x : t" in the signature and to define x in F as
equal to M.x and you'll bump on the "Cannot safely evaluate the
definition of ..." error).