[mercury-users] Structure reuse

Fergus Henderson fjh at cs.mu.OZ.AU
Wed Jul 16 14:38:23 AEST 2003

On 15-Jul-2003, Nancy Mazur <Nancy.Mazur at cs.kuleuven.ac.be> wrote:
> I thought 
> the philosophy of the Mercury compiler was always not to trust the 
> programmer, and therefore an automatic verification of these annotations 
> should still be done.

That is a slight overstatement.  The philosophy is to check everything
that can feasibly be checked.  But for those few cases where checking is
not (yet) feasible, we do allow some unchecked programmer declarations --
for example `promise_pure' and `promise_only_solution'.

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