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Date: 2007-03-09 (16:40)
From: Robert Fischer <RFischer@R...>
Subject: RE: [Caml-list] Operator overloading
Exactly.  If I was just going for inference and brevity, I'd still be coding in Perl.

~~ Robert.

-----Original Message-----
[]On Behalf Of Ian Zimmerman
Sent: Friday, March 09, 2007 10:28 AM
To: Jon Harrop
Subject: Re: [Caml-list] Operator overloading

> But aren't we all here because we like inference and brevity?

Inference: On condition it is _controlled_.  I.e. seeing operator
<foo> used on a complex type, I need to know I have seen its
definition and satisfied myself that it has the expected semantic
properties.  That's just what functors formalize.

Brevity: There's the pesky tradeoff with some type annotations being
required when you introduce overloading.

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