[mercury-users] existential types

Simon Taylor stayl at cs.mu.OZ.AU
Tue Jun 18 17:39:35 AEST 2002

On 18-Jun-2002, Michael Day <mikeday at bigpond.net.au> wrote:
> Can anyone explain what is wrong with this code:
> :- type builder
>     --->    some [S, T] builder(S, node(T), doc(T)) => builder(S).
> :- func new_builder(S, node(T), doc(T)) = builder <= builder(S).
> new_builder(S, Node, Doc) = 'new builder'(S, Node, Doc).
> : In clause for `new_builder(in, in, in) = out':
> :   in function result term of clause head:
> :   mode error: variable `TypeInfo_9' has instantiatedness `free',
> :   expected instantiatedness was `ground'.

After adding trivial definitions for types `node' and `doc' and class
`builder' this compiles without errors for me.

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