The HashConsGroundFn functor

The HashConsGroundFn functor provides a mechanism for defining a hash-consed representations for "leaf" (or "ground") types. These are types that might be atomic (e.g., the HashConsAtom structure) or datatypes, but they are treated as atomic values by the HashCons Library and are the leaves of the hash-consed data structures.

Synopsis

functor HashConsGroundFn (T : HASH_KEY)

Arguments

  • T : HASH_KEY:: The argument structure T defines the type, equality function, and hashing function a the "leaf" type.

Interface

type hash_key = T.hash_key
type obj = hash_key HashCons.obj

val mk : hash_key -> obj

Description

type hash_key = T.hash_key

something

type obj = hash_key HashCons.obj

something

val mk : hash_key -> obj

something

Example

Suppose that we wish to have pairs of integers as a ground type for a hash-consed data structure. We might implement this using the following functor application:

structure HCPairs = HashConsGroundFn (
    struct
      type hash_key = int * int
      fun sameKey (a : hash_key, b) = (a = b)
      fun hashVal (a, b) = Word.xorb(Word.fromInt a, Word.fromInt b)
    end)