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From: Chris Hecker <checker@d...>
Subject: Re: JIT-compilation for OCaml?

> The use of game scripting
>languages with very similar characteristics toOCaml is well accepted
>however - search +GOOL +"Crash Bandicoot" for an example. Typically game
>companies write their own scripting languages. Using a well-supported and
>tested open source language may well be an idea whose time has come.

A couple points:  Several games have used Lua as a scripting language, so developers are already using open source scripting languages.  And, while game developers are relatively flexible on which scripting languages are used, trying to use something that's not C or C++ as the main core programming language would be heresy right now in the game industry (even Java would be considered very risky).  I didn't get the impression that the previous poster was evaluating scripting languages as much as the core language for the project.

For what it's worth, I'm doing a talk about wacky languages at the GDC this year:

http://cmp.bluedot.com/re/attendee/sessionViewer/gdcEventViewer.esp?presentationIds=36554534&searchResults=true&lastChoice=search

And, James Hague (who's on the list) wrote an artcle about this for gamasutra:

http://www.gamasutra.com/features/19990813/languages_01.htm

Chris