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Date: 2002-08-02 (05:32)
From: Jacques Garrigue <garrigue@k...>
Subject: Re: [Caml-list] OCaml 3.05 released
From: "Scott J." <>

> What is meant by first first-class polymorphism?

The ability to pass values with polymorphic types around.
This is mostly useful for objects, and lets you write type safe
visitor patterns for instance.

> Another question do we really need MSVC 6.0 or is Jacob's Navia's win32 lcc
> also a good alternative.

If you're happy with bytecode, you don't need any of these.
You can actually compile and link applications without a C compiler.
By the way, I've heard that a non-optimizing version of MSVC is
available for free in the .NET sdk. This may do if you really need to
do some custom linking or use native code.

> Can Olabl be used with windows?

O'Labl is now dead. All of its features (and more) have been included
in O'Caml. (But yes, olabl did work on windows)

   Jacques Garrigue
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