Date: Sun, 24 Jan 1999 16:44:03 +0100
From: Jerome Vouillon <Jerome.Vouillon@inria.fr>
To: David Monniaux <firstname.lastname@example.org>, Liste CAML <email@example.com>
Subject: Re: Array interface question
In-Reply-To: <Pine.GSO.firstname.lastname@example.org>; from David Monniaux on Sat, Jan 23, 1999 at 11:57:28AM +0100
On Sat, Jan 23, 1999 at 11:57:28AM +0100, David Monniaux wrote:
> On Fri, 22 Jan 1999, Pierre Weis wrote:
> > > Why is there no creation function which does not take a default
> > > value for filling the array?
> Perhaps the solution is to have an improved implementation of the 'a
> option type, where a NULL pointer would mean "None" and anything else
> would be the element of type 'a.
> Is there anything wrong with this approach? [except that it could break
> some interfaced C code that relies on NULL pointers in "private" types..]
The problem is that you need to be able to differentiate None from
Some None, Some (Some None), ...
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