Vector class?

From: Mark Engelberg (
Date: Wed Oct 27 1999 - 06:52:48 MET DST

From: "Mark Engelberg" <>
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Subject: Vector class?
Date: Tue, 26 Oct 1999 21:52:48 -0700

I recently discovered OCaml, and have been reading through the documentation.

Although I am familiar with many languages, I use C++ on a day-to-day basis, and have become quite attached to C++'s Standard
Template Library. Considering the many limitations and annoyances of C++, I find STL to be an amazingly well thought out set of
collection classes and algorithms (of course, like everything else, there is room for improvement).

Whenever I look at a language for the first time, I now immediately check out the class library. The quality of the built-in class
library is, in many respects, more important to me than the features of the language itself, because I simply don't have time to
reinvent the wheel.

I'm not quite sure yet what to think of OCaml's class library. In particular, I was unable to find a Vector class (i.e., an
automatically resizable array). Did I just miss it, or is it really not in there?

I'd also enjoy hearing other people's thoughts on the strengths and weaknesses of the OCaml class library.


Mark Engelberg

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