[m-dev.] compare representation

Fergus Henderson fjh at cs.mu.OZ.AU
Mon Aug 2 12:48:11 AEST 2004

On 02-Aug-2004, Ian MacLarty <maclarty at cs.mu.OZ.AU> wrote:
> Does anyone know if there is a way to determine if it's possible to do 
> compare_representation on an arbitrary object at runtime?

AFAIK, there is not.

> I am trying 
> to put univ objects into a version of a 234 tree that uses 
> compare_representation instead of normal compare and have noticed that 
> this doesn't work with arrays and some other types.

IMHO the right fix here is to make compare_representation work with arrays.

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