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Date: 2004-01-29 (19:37)
From: skaller <skaller@t...>
Subject: Re: [Caml-list] ocaml and concurrency
On Fri, 2004-01-30 at 04:43, Martin Berger wrote:
> > And even more so due to the lack of real closures, 
> wouldn't you say that the lack of real closures is a consequence
> of java's lack of a proper function space arrow, rather than a
> separate issue? i don't see how you could have ocaml's full --->
> without real closures, but maybe i'm missing something.

Perhaps because you're a type theorist? <g>
C not only *does* have function types, it has
first class function values just like ML does.

The two differences are: functions can't be 
lexically scoped (so all the closures are trivial)
and there's no garbage collector (so pointers to
automatic variables are unsafe).

John Max Skaller,
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