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Bug#418634: ocamlcp can break polymorphism (causing type error)



Package: ocaml
Version: 3.09.2-9
Severity: normal

I expect this is an upstream bug.

--- BEGIN EXAMPLE
(*
  As of ocaml 3.09.2, the following code will compile fine, except when
  compiled with ocamlpc -p i

$ ocamlcp -p i bug1.ml
File "/tmp/camlppd5deba", line 11, characters 8-160:
The type of this expression, ('_a, out_channel, unit) format -> '_a,
contains type variables that cannot be generalized
*)

let p = if true then Printf.printf else Printf.eprintf

--- END EXAMPLE

Basically, the problem is that ocamlcp calls ocamlprof as a preprocessor,
which translates that let into:
let p = if true then (OCAML__prof_Profiling.incr __ocaml_prof_bug1_cnt 0; Printf.printf) else (OCAML__prof_Profiling.incr __ocaml_prof_bug1_cnt 1; Printf.eprintf)

Which breaks, AFAICT because of the value restriction. (Because
(();x) isn't polymorphic, even when x is.)

Thanks,
Ivan

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