[mercury-users] Status of unique modes in Mercury?

Julien Fischer juliensf at csse.unimelb.edu.au
Tue Jul 8 14:26:04 AEST 2008

On Mon, 7 Jul 2008, Ralph Becket wrote:

> Edsko de Vries, Friday,  4 July 2008:
>> Hi,
>>> affected by the call) and nested uniqueness.  The compiler can, however,
>>> handle di/uo arguments fine, which is why IO is safe.
>> In what sense is it safe, though? Mercury allows me to duplicate the
>> world state, which is the one thing I would have thought should not be
>> possible:
> I would say you have found a rather serious bug in mmc!

Or possibly several bugs.  One of which is that we don't appear to
any sanity checks on inst definitions, e.g. insts like the following

 	bound(mk_pair(unique, ground))

should not be allowed.

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