status: final (2005-03-07)
keywords: Data Structure
We describe a syntax for defining record types. A predicate, constructor, and field accessors and modifiers may be specified for each record type. We also introduce a syntax for declaring record type schemes, representing families of record types that share a set of field labels. A polymorphic predicate and polymorphic field accessors and modifiers may be specified for each record type scheme. A syntax is provided for constructing records by field label, for in-place and for functional record update, and for composing records.