[LLVMdev] Tag number of OCaml Variant in executionengine

Erick Tryzelaar idadesub at users.sourceforge.net
Sun Feb 28 15:48:52 PST 2010

On Sun, Feb 28, 2010 at 8:38 AM, Jianzhou Zhao <jianzhou at seas.upenn.edu> wrote:
> Hi,
> At the code below from
> ./bindings/ocaml/executionengine/executionengine_ocaml.c,
> we create an OCaml Variant from C. It is from 2.6, the latest 2.7 has
> the same code.
> Line 240 Option = alloc(1, 1) assigns tag1 to the 'some' constructor.
> In term of http://caml.inria.fr/pub/docs/manual-ocaml/manual032.html,
> I think the 'some' should have a tag 0. We dont have a runtime error
> for this, the reason might be there is only two constructors, one
> is None represented as unboxed int, the other is Some represented
> as a tagged block, and OCaml runtime may only distinguish them
> as the structures, but not the tag number.

Sounds reasonable. I'll make the change to make things more
consistent. Also, I see that we aren't properly protecting our option
values against the GC in a couple places. I'll make those changes too.


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