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include module type of struct include Longident end with type t := Longident.t
val flatten : Longident.t -> string list
val unflatten : string list -> Longident.t option

For a non-empty list l, unflatten l is Some lid where lid is the long identifier created by concatenating the elements of l with Ldot. unflatten [] is None.

val last : Longident.t -> string
val parse : string -> Longident.t

This function is broken on identifiers that are not just "Word.Word.word"; for example, it returns incorrect results on infix operators and extended module paths.

If you want to generate long identifiers that are a list of dot-separated identifiers, the function unflatten is safer and faster. unflatten is available since OCaml 4.06.0.

If you want to parse any identifier correctly, use the long-identifiers functions from the Parse module, in particular Parse.longident. They are available since OCaml 4.11, and also provide proper input-location support.

  • deprecated this function may misparse its input, use "Parse.longident" or "Longident.unflatten"
type t = Longident.t =
  1. | Lident of string
  2. | Ldot of t * string
  3. | Lapply of t * t

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