From: Kevlin Henney (kevlin_at_[hidden])
Date: 2001-07-20 11:51:10
> From: "Peter Dimov" <pdimov_at_[hidden]>
>This is a discriminated union, like 'any'. The only difference is that 'any'
>accepts any type + void, while your proposed class accepts only T or void.
>People that program in discriminated-union-capable languages would like your
>proposal. :-) Do you think that optional<T> would be a better name?
'optional' would be my preferred name as well. IIRC, Barton & Nackman
called such a type 'Fallible'.
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