Re: Objective Caml's Unix libraries

From: Alexandre Frey (
Date: Thu Mar 13 1997 - 10:52:00 MET

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Date: Thu, 13 Mar 97 10:52 MET
From: Alexandre Frey <>
Subject: Re: Objective Caml's Unix libraries


> In english: Xavier's arguments are very strong. But within them (and
> the Unix library), I can't write a /bin/sh clone, because of >&3
> (here, and for Pawel.Wojciechowski, it would be enough to add a fun
> fileno : filedesc -> int, like the stdio macro) and <&3 -- but I
> thought about it for only 5 min.
As a hack, you can always write this:
let fileno (fd: file_descr): int = (Obj.magic fd)

But of course, you loose the safety of the abstract `file_descr' type.


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