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Date: 2006-05-25 (17:35)
From: Aleksey Nogin <nogin@c...>
Subject: Re: [Caml-list] Re: immutable strings (Re: Array 4 MB size limit)
On 25.05.2006 04:18, Brian Hurt wrote:

> I wish to reiterate that my comments on immutable strings are solely in 
> the context of designing a new language, and should not be construed to 
> indicate a desire to change Ocaml. 

Well, I am advocating a change. IMHO the immutable strings is a very 
useful concept and I would really like to see it in OCaml.

> Changing this behavior in Ocaml 
> would break huge amounts of code (including some of my code).

It is obvious that at this point changing the default behavior would not 
be possible. However, adding the new "immutable strings" type would 
definitely be great and adding a compiler flag that would turn all 
string constants, "^", etc in a given module into immutable string 
operations would be nice as well and would not break any existing code.

Aleksey Nogin

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