[MLton] extended basis library

Stephen Weeks sweeks at sweeks.com
Fri Oct 20 13:41:30 PDT 2006

> because of local, a file which consists of only
> 	val x = x
> is not the same as the empty file. 

You mean, e.g., whether "f.sml" is empty or is the above dec changes
the meaning of an MLB containing the following?


> It seems a bit awkward to me that local part doesn't go in the file
> itself.

There are certainly some uses where it makes sense to put the local in
the file, and I wish MLton supported it.  But I think that using local
across files makes sense too.  See, e.g. basis.mlb in the extended

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