Re: Undefined labels

From: Christian RINDERKNECHT (
Date: Fri Nov 12 1999 - 13:47:11 MET

Date: Fri, 12 Nov 1999 13:47:11 +0100
From: Christian RINDERKNECHT <>
To: skaller <>
Subject: Re: Undefined labels
In-Reply-To: <>; from skaller on Thu, Nov 11, 1999 at 10:39:50PM +1100


> (Unix.fstat argument).st_kind
> Here, the function returns a structure, st_kind
> is a label of that structure, but it is not known
> in the calling module. Is there a syntax for this?


        (Unix.fstat argument).Unix.st_kind
because the compiler doesn't know in what module to look-up for label

> Using 'open Unix' is unacceptable.

I also never use the "open" feature, but the consequence is, when using
nested records, I must qualify all the labels (as in your example),
and the code becomes unreadable.

I recently started using classes in order to avoid this practical
problem, since methods are in the scope of their object, not of the
module embedding their class.

But this doesn't work if the library you are using is not
object-oriented, of course:)

Best regards,



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