unmagic

Runtime tag-checking of marshaled ocaml data
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Library unmagic
Module Unmagic
type obj = Obj.t
val typerep_of_obj : obj Typerep_lib.Std.Typerep.t
val typename_of_obj : obj Typerep_lib.Std.Typename.t
exception Ill_typed of Typerep_lib.Std.Typerep.packed * Obj.t * string
exception Not_supported of Typerep_lib.Std.Typerep.packed * Obj.t * string
val tag_check : sharing:bool -> 'a Typerep_lib.Std.Typerep.t -> Obj.t -> unit

tag_check ~sharing (tyrep : t Typerep.t) o checks whether o is safely used as a value of t. If the check fails it raises Ill_typed. If it finds non supported data such as closures, it raises Not_supported.

If sharing=true, it checks sharing and cycles. Generally it makes tag_check VERY slow.

If sharing=false, tag_check hangs with cyclic data.

Limitations and Todos:

  • The input Obj.t value must be created by proper funcitons such as Obj.repr, output_value and Marshal.to_channel, etc..
  • Things are not really tail-recursive. It may stack-overflow for deep data.
  • Closures (functions, objects, lazy thunks) are not supported.
  • The target types are limited to what Typerep can handle: for example, numbers of tuple components and variant arguments are limited upto 5.
val obj : sharing:bool -> 'a Typerep_lib.Std.Typerep.t -> Obj.t -> 'a

Type safe version of Obj.obj using tag_check. The same limitations of tag_check apply.