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Date: 2000-10-18 (08:37)
From: Brent Fulgham <brent.fulgham@x...>
Subject: RE: Seeking pratical tutorial or examples.
> >Could it be that your mind is merely reeling from the unfamiliar 
> >functional programming paradigm?  Those of use "raised" in the school
> >of procedural C programming, or working in the Dot-Com trenches in
> >Perl are used to thinking in terms of step 1, step2, ..., etc.
> Uh, speaking for myself, I think this comment is a really 
> good way to turn off people interested in exploring ocaml.  
> There's a difference between "my mind is reeling" and "I'm 
> trying to figure out where I need to put a damn semicolon".

Yikes -- I can see my attempt at humor was a dud.  I was just trying
to see if his problems were similar to the confusion I felt when
dealing with functional programming after many years using the
procedural style.  I apologize if I've offended anyone!  :-\
> The fact of the matter is that there is a certain amount of 
> logistical stuff one has to do to get a program to compile in 
> any new language.  We're (or I am) asking for examples of 
> that in the main docs.  I had to go download a bunch of 
> sample programs from unrelated sites to see how to do it.
By all means -- if the information is not easily found, it should
be included in the documentation.