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Date: 2002-08-12 (19:05)
From: tim@f...
Subject: [Caml-list] Why are type functions postfix?

In OCAML and other ML dialects I've used, you say:

   let x: int ref = ref 3

Is there any reason that type functions like the first "ref" are
postfix, unlike function application like the second "ref" that is

If it's just history and there's no good reason, that's fine by me.
I'm just curious.
Tim Freeman
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