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convincing management to switch to Ocaml
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Date: 1999-08-12 (14:43)
From: Jens Olsson <jenso@c...>
Subject: Reply to: convincing management to switch to Ocaml
I'd like to add some of my reflections to the discussion:

>* Ocaml is an academic langage

Functional languages are in use in the industry. I have working
experience with Erlang which is a functional language used in real time
telecom software. This particular language (as far as I know anyway)
is being developed from scratch by and for the industry. See
www.erlang.org for information if interested.

>* Ocaml is a slow implementation

I think Ensemble could be a good example of rather advanced software
developed in Ocaml that achieves very good performance compared to
C/C++ equivalents.


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