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Date: 2000-04-25 (16:58)
From: John Max Skaller <skaller@m...>
Subject: Re: When functional languages can be accepted by industry?
Brian Rogoff wrote:
> Absolutely! This is a point I have been making for a while, that the point
> of comparison should be Perl, Python, and even Java. OCaml performance is
> excellent when compared to these languages.

	I don't agree with this. The reason is: ocaml has a much nicer
type system than C++. I would rather write code in it, than C++.
So I'd like it to be faster than C++ as well as nicer :-)
> (3) The OCaml error messaging, which makes worse the problem most people
>     already have with the unfamiliar type system

	This can be improved with time I imagine.
[Error handling is a lot of work]

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