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From: Brian Rogoff <bpr@b...>
Subject: Re: [Caml-list] Why People Aren't Using OCAML? (was Haskell)
On Thu, 29 Mar 2001, Jean-Francois Monin wrote:
> > You'll notice that the animal on the book cover is not one of those
> > fancy racing horses, but rather the kind of workhorses ("percheron"?)
> > that was used in European farms for centuries.
> 
> Frankly, a racing horse would be more appropriate. Or a racing dog
> (levrier, at least in french).

In the interests of backwards compatibility, and to prevent any confusion, 
I say stick with the camel. So what if Perl has "copyrighted" this? To
prevent confusion, and maybe to get more advertising by being
controversial, we could resurrect Joe Camel. I don't endorse tobacco, 
but I think that the Joe Camel ads were really cool. 

In the same way, I love the expression "ultra-puissant" used in the
O'Reilly book for describing Caml , even though as Joshua Guttman
correctly pointed out puissant looks and sounds a lot like "piss ant",
which means "insignificant" in that dialect of American English spoken by
those who reside south of the Mason-Dixon line. Well, I think that's what
it means, I'm a damned Yankee and proud of it :-).

-- Brian


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