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From: Hendrik Boom <hendrik@topoi.pooq.com>
To: caml-list@inria.fr
Subject: [Caml-list] Notation for currying
Date: Sat, 21 Nov 2015 12:24:01 -0500
Message-ID: <20151121172401.GA31756@topoi.pooq.com> (raw)
In-Reply-To: <CAPFanBF2dZdOKCdo4MZ9_Uss-kWmUMDiQVP-7+kEyG5SyusgTw@mail.gmail.com>

On Fri, Nov 06, 2015 at 01:34:11PM +0100, Gabriel Scherer wrote:
> 
> I personally believe that currified constructor syntax would be a better
> choice, and that using non-currified constructors is a historical mistake
> of SML/Caml. But I am also not convinced that efforts to change it today
> are worth the trouble, and prefer to concentrate on improving other parts
> of the OCaml ecosystem.

Perhaps there should be explicit syntax for currying, such as
   f a b _
instead of 
   f a b
That would permit currying in other argument positions:
   f a _ c
though I suspect _ may be the wrong symbol for the current language, and 
I also suspect it's far too late tointroduce it in the current language.

I have noticed that almost a the situations where the compiler thinks I 
mean to curry I actually just left out a parameter by mistake.  The type 
inferences it makes based on these errors usually occur elsewhere and 
are truly mystifying.

-- hendrik

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Thread overview: 47+ messages / expand[flat|nested]  mbox.gz  Atom feed  top
2015-11-06  9:33 [Caml-list] Newbie comment on constructor syntax 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       ` Hendrik Boom [this message]
2015-11-21 17:42         ` [Caml-list] Notation for currying 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
2015-11-09 20:32               ` Alain Frisch

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