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Date: 2004-05-06 (20:23)
From: Alain.Frisch@e...
Subject: Re: [Caml-list] Functors
On Thu, 6 May 2004, Jon Harrop wrote:

> As someone else said, using a "defunctorizer" apparently makes it impossible
> to perform some static analysis.

I don't know who said that, but Julien Signoles said the opposite:

> Morever, static analysis tools do not generally correctly work on
> functorized programs: so a source-to-source defunctorizer as ocamldefun
> can be used by these tools while a defunctorizer directly included in
> the compiler cannot.

To rephrase it: since some static analysis are difficult to perform on
fonctors, it is good to have a standalone defunctorizer (not burried
into the compiler) to be used as a first pass of the analysis.

-- Alain

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