[MLton] Henry's comments on the User Guide
Thu, 12 Feb 2004 13:48:15 -0600
Re the example on page 3 of -link-opt, I would say something like:
If, for example, libgmp.a is in /tmp, then add
The stop runtime switch is fine with me, as long as there is some way to do
I haven't downloaded a version from the CVS yet, but the new
which shows the types of user code is excellent. The whole new front end is
really excellent. The error messages are really very good, much better than
SML/NJ, and I really don't use SML/NJ much at all now.
Re the runtime `stop' option, the only argument for -no-load-world is to
allow someone to specify run-time options (like heap size) on set-uid
executables, which is probably worth something.
re _import and _export, I would think it would still be a bit better to use
some brackets other than paren's, since parens are so over-used (for grouping
and tuples) already, but that is only a very minor feeling. The switch from
semicolon-terminated to parenthesized would be a big improvement I think.
The problem with semicolon is that its usual use has a VERY low precedence if
you will, so you get used to scanning for them first to break things up, and
with _import and _export you are pimped.
Any way, I agree that the incompatibility and the change is bad. It might be
worth asking the big users, like the OpenGL and Gtk people.
In your changed text for MLton.Pointer.getX, you has a first line
returns the object stored at index i aof the array of X
and the `aof' should be `of'.
Any way, looks good. When is the release scheduled for.