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Obj — Operations on internal representations of values.

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Module Obj

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Module Obj
: sig end

Operations on internal representations of values.

Not for the casual user.

type t

val repr : 'a -> t

val obj : t -> 'a

val magic : 'a -> 'b

val is_block : t -> bool

val is_int : t -> bool

val tag : t -> int

val size : t -> int

val reachable_words : t -> int

Computes the total size (in words, including the headers) of all heap blocks accessible from the argument. Statically allocated blocks are excluded.

@Since 4.04

val field : t -> int -> t

val set_field : t -> int -> t -> unit

When using flambda:

set_field MUST NOT be called on immutable blocks. (Blocks allocated in C stubs, or with new_block below, are always considered mutable.)

The same goes for set_double_field and set_tag . However, for set_tag , in the case of immutable blocks where the middle-end optimizers never see code that discriminates on their tag (for example records), the operation should be safe. Such uses are nonetheless discouraged.

For experts only: set_field et al can be made safe by first wrapping the block in Sys.opaque_identity , so any information about its contents will not be propagated.

val set_tag : t -> int -> unit

val double_field : t -> int -> float

val set_double_field : t -> int -> float -> unit

val new_block : int -> int -> t

val dup : t -> t

val truncate : t -> int -> unit

val add_offset : t -> Int32.t -> t

val first_non_constant_constructor_tag : int

val last_non_constant_constructor_tag : int

val lazy_tag : int

val closure_tag : int

val object_tag : int

val infix_tag : int

val forward_tag : int

val no_scan_tag : int

val abstract_tag : int

val string_tag : int

val double_tag : int

val double_array_tag : int

val custom_tag : int

val final_tag : int

val int_tag : int

val out_of_heap_tag : int

val unaligned_tag : int

val extension_constructor : 'a -> extension_constructor

val extension_name : extension_constructor -> string

val extension_id : extension_constructor -> int

=== The following two functions are deprecated. Use module Marshal instead. ===

val marshal : t -> bytes

val unmarshal : bytes -> int -> t * int

module Ephemeron : sig end

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