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Date: 2007-03-08 (22:25)
From: Fernando Alegre <fernando@c...>
Subject: Re: [Caml-list] Operator overloading
On Thu, Mar 08, 2007 at 07:40:42PM +0000, Jon Harrop wrote:

> For me, operator overloading is about clarity. In the absence of operator 
> overloading, you cannot regain the lost clarity using modules and functors.

I often use the poor man's local operator overloading already built into
the core OCaml:

let result =
    let (+) = Vector.add and ( * ) (x:int) (v:Vector.t) = Vector.scalarmul x v
    in 3 * a + 2 * b

This makes overloading local and explicit, and at the same time makes
expressions clear. I do not miss implicit overloading.