package ppx_defer

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A syntax extension to provide a somewhat Go-like defer

Install

Dune Dependency

Authors

Maintainers

Sources

v0.1.0.tar.gz
md5=010ce32e79ef4ff23025fc2aac4ce721

Description

([%defer e1]; e2) will defer the evaluation of e1 until after e2 is evaluated.

Tags

syntax

Published: 26 Feb 2016

README

ppx_defer

This is an OCaml language extension implementing a somewhat Go-ish [%defer expr1]; expr2 which will defer the evaluation of expr1 until after expr2. expr1 will still be evaluated if expr2 raises an exception.

The implementation is based purely on moving syntax around so ppx_defer is not as powerful or safe as Go's defer.

Thanks to Drup for guidance in figuring out ppx details!

Using ppx_defer

let () =
  let ic = open_in_bin "some_file" in
  [%defer close_in ic];
  let length = in_channel_length ic in
  let bytes = really_input_string ic length in
  print_endline bytes

Dependencies (4)

  1. ocamlbuild build
  2. ocamlfind build
  3. ppx_tools >= "0.99.3"
  4. ocaml >= "4.02.3"

Dev Dependencies

None

Used by

None

Conflicts

None

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