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Re: [Caml-list] Generalized Algebraic Datatypes
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Date: 2010-10-29 (22:07)
From: Wojciech Daniel Meyer <wojciech.meyer@g...>
Subject: Re: [Caml-list] Re: Generalized Algebraic Datatypes
Stefan Monnier <monnier@iro.umontreal.ca> writes:

> Indeed IIRC OCaml does not accept "App" as an expression (you have to
> provide arguments to the construct).  Maybe this is a good opportunity
> to lift this restriction.

I wish to see first class data constructors in OCaml someday.

> The types above don't allow partial applications either.  They use the
> OCaml/SML style of constructors were partial application is not possible
> because the various arguments are not provided in a curried way.

Probably it will never happen to un-curry the arguments for the data
constructors in OCaml. It is too massive change, but passing the
constructor as a standalone argument should be fairly possible,