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From: Brent Fulgham <brent.fulgham@x...>
Subject: RE: Reverse-Engineering Bytecode: A Possible Commercial Objection To O'Caml
> > I'm in the process of reading "The Functional Approach
> > to Programming" (Cousineau & Mauny).  This book is not
> > strictly OCaml 
> 
> That's part of the problem. People here are short of time:
> while education in functional programming techniques is 
> useful, a description of Ocaml is more pointed: remember,
> Ocaml is _not_ a functional programming language, but an
> Algol like language with functional, procedural, and object
> oriented components... just like C++. 
> 
> In ocaml, the 'orientation' is more functional, but the biggest
> obstacle isn't the functional paradigm as such, but the actual
> concrete syntax used.
> 
Yes.  An O'Reilly-style "Nutshell" handbook would be quite nice.
However, I have not seen such an animal.  I'm afraid the C&M book
is all that's available for those of us whose French skills are
sub-par.

It will probably take a killer app to get such a book published...

-Brent