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From: Eric Cooper <ecc@c...>
Subject: Re: [Caml-list] Representation of different polymorphic variants guaranteed to be different?
On Wed, Jul 08, 2009 at 08:35:27PM +0200, Bruno Daniel wrote:
> How is it ensured that I get a <> b for a and b created as
> polymorphic variants from two different identifiers? Will pattern
> matching give wrong results if I accidentally choose two different
> identifiers translated to the same internal representation?

See this thread:
    http://caml.inria.fr/pub/ml-archives/caml-list/2005/03/544288096a47d82ec870d01c8396f5fe.fr.html 

Short answer: collisions could theoretically occur, but are detected
at link time.

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