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From: John Max Skaller <skaller@m...>
Subject: Re: When functional languages can be accepted by industry?
Frank Atanassow wrote:
> 
> If you really care about this subject, please read the article by Phil Wadler,
> "Why no one uses functional languages",
> 
>   http://cm.bell-labs.com/cm/cs/who/wadler/papers/sigplan-why/sigplan-why.ps.gz
> 
> and then take your discussion to comp.lang.functional, which is a better forum
> for religious wars, with plenty of people who love to waste their time on this
> stuff.

	I do not think this is a waste of time.
I think it is important for people who are in industry to tell
the ocaml team what they think. This is no religous war: the readers
of this list all like ocaml :-)

	Furthermore, because it supports object orientation and
imperative style -- as well as throwing in ( .. he ducks quickly .. )
functional stuff, one cannot throw the 'functional language are XXXX'
argument at ocaml. It ISN'T a functional language.

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