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From: Gerd Stolpmann <info@gerd-stolpmann.de>
To: "Soegtrop, Michael" <michael.soegtrop@intel.com>
Cc: Hendrik Boom <hendrik@topoi.pooq.com>, "caml-list@inria.fr" <caml-list@inria.fr>
Subject: Re: [Caml-list] Newbie comment on constructor syntax
Date: Tue, 10 Nov 2015 18:27:47 +0100
Message-ID: <1447176467.15163.8.camel@zotac> (raw)
In-Reply-To: <0F7D3B1B3C4B894D824F5B822E3E5A172CE3EF28@IRSMSX102.ger.corp.intel.com>

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Am Dienstag, den 10.11.2015, 15:30 +0000 schrieb Soegtrop, Michael:
> Dear Hendrik,
> 
> > And of course, that C++ doesn't have first-class functions.  Or has that
> > changed recently?
> 
> C++11 claims to be a functional language

Hmmm, a language whose name is an assignment...

>  and supports anonymous functions and currying.

That's only a small part of the story. I think more important is how
much control a language gives you about side effects, and AFAIK C++
doesn't let you control much, and common programming practice goes into
the opposite direction (e.g. think of stateful iterators).

Gerd

>  But as you say: the syntax of types, especially function types, is rather messy in C/C++.
> 
> > In any case, the problem with OCaml's apparent typelessness isn't that you
> > don't have to write the types, it's that when you see someone else's code
> > you can't read the types.
> 
> I don't know how others handle this. I came to the conclusion that it might be a good compromise to write explicit types on interface functions and omit them on internal functions. But as newbie I can't tell how readable this is to others or to me in 5 years.
> 
> Best regards,
> 
> Michael
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Thread overview: 47+ messages / expand[flat|nested]  mbox.gz  Atom feed  top
2015-11-06  9:33 Soegtrop, Michael
2015-11-06 10:04 ` Nicolas Ojeda Bar
2015-11-06 10:31 ` Francois Berenger
2015-11-06 12:20   ` Soegtrop, Michael
2015-11-06 12:34     ` Gabriel Scherer
2015-11-06 13:09       ` Soegtrop, Michael
2015-11-06 14:10         ` Ashish Agarwal
2015-11-06 15:19           ` Soegtrop, Michael
2015-11-06 15:22             ` Ashish Agarwal
2015-11-21 17:24       ` [Caml-list] Notation for currying Hendrik Boom
2015-11-21 17:42         ` Gabriel Scherer
2015-11-21 18:06         ` David Rajchenbach-Teller
2015-11-21 18:56           ` Gabriel Scherer
2015-11-06 12:29 ` [Caml-list] Newbie comment on constructor syntax Jonas Jensen
2015-11-06 12:46   ` Soegtrop, Michael
2015-11-06 12:55     ` Gabriel Scherer
2015-11-08 21:17 ` Florian Weimer
2015-11-08 22:51   ` Norman Hardy
2015-11-09  6:27     ` Florian Weimer
2015-11-09 13:27       ` Stefan Monnier
2015-11-09  8:10     ` Soegtrop, Michael
2015-11-09 10:00       ` Hendrik Boom
2015-11-09 10:17       ` Alain Frisch
2015-11-09 10:35         ` Andreas Rossberg
2015-11-09 12:28           ` Alain Frisch
2015-11-09 17:33           ` Alain Frisch
2015-11-09 18:09             ` Gabriel Scherer
2015-11-09 18:16               ` Andreas Rossberg
2015-11-09 21:12                 ` Gabriel Scherer
2015-11-09 22:06                   ` Alain Frisch
2015-11-09 22:27                   ` Andreas Rossberg
2015-11-09 22:57                     ` Jeremy Yallop
2015-11-10  0:11                   ` Hendrik Boom
2015-11-10  8:27                   ` Soegtrop, Michael
2015-11-10 10:26                     ` Romain Bardou
2015-11-10 10:44                       ` Alain Frisch
2015-11-10 10:55                         ` Romain Bardou
2015-11-10 13:17                           ` Alain Frisch
2015-11-10 13:41                             ` Romain Bardou
2015-11-10 14:01                               ` Alain Frisch
2015-11-13 15:36                           ` Romain Bardou
2015-11-10 11:17                         ` Soegtrop, Michael
2015-11-10 14:11                     ` Hendrik Boom
2015-11-10 14:40                       ` immanuel litzroth
2015-11-10 15:30                       ` Soegtrop, Michael
2015-11-10 17:28                         ` Gerd Stolpmann [this message]
2015-11-09 20:32               ` Alain Frisch

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