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Date: 2002-05-28 (11:19)
From: Michal Moskal <malekith@p...>
Subject: Re: [Caml-list] help regarding 'union'
On Tue, May 28, 2002 at 09:52:54AM +0200, Animesh Pathak wrote:
> dear members,
> I am new to caml and am currently trying to write a program which involves 
> sending of data across a network connection. What I have to do is to send a 
> complex structure (containing lists of integers, mutexes etc. ) across a 
> network. In C, i would have used a 'union' with a char array and sent the 
> array... how is it done in caml?
> Kindly help me regarding this problem of mine.

Look at module Marshal. You can convert any (well, non-cyclic)
datastructure to string and send it. However beware that marshalled
structures might be imcompatible between OCaml releases (they however
are compatible (unlike C union solution) between different machines).

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