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Re: [Caml-list] Why People Aren't Using OCAML? (was Haskell)
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From: Arturo Borquez <aborquez@a...>
Subject: Re: [Caml-list] Why People Aren't Using OCAML? (was Haskell)
On Fri, 23 March 2001, "Mattias Waldau" wrote:

> Something we should think about also for Ocaml
> "What can be done about this? First and foremost the Haskell community must
> make a standard distribution of Haskell that contains enough libraries to be
> useful. That should include a regular expression library, an Internet
> protocol library, a library for dealing with standard internet data and
> encoding, a crypto library, a multimedia library and a GUI library.
> Next, the Haskell community must step out of its research circles and start
> publicizing Haskell to the practicing programmers. Write articles in DDJ and
> similar publications. Publish real-world programs written in Haskell."
> Most of this is also relevant for Ocaml, for example there are
> crypto libraries and XML-support (for example PXP, which require wlex, which
> is a hazzle).
Hi Mattias:
As I am part of the 'real world programmers' from the begining I have being trying to put OCaml to work in trivial but 'real world apps' with great success. I must recognize that I am not so skilled in the language to participate in the theoric-forum, but yet I have coded some apps (server services) to my company to show the reliability of OCaml, and we are all agree that is a great language. But a great language to be successful and honour the great effort done by the authors must be promoted actively outside the research environment. I believe that lots of programmers not use OCaml because they are unaware about its existence. How to do it? The strategy and decision is to be made by INRIA and/or Caml Consortuim. Personaly I would like to see OCaml world wide spreaded playing in the 'great leages'.    

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