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From: Nils Goesche <cartan@c...>
Subject: Re: [Caml-list] ocaml complexity
Xavier Leroy <Xavier.Leroy@inria.fr> writes:

(I wrote)

> > Earlier, when asked `which language do you use for it?' I used to
> > answer `Objective See Ay Em Ell', but people often thought I meant
> > `Objective C', then :-) Now I say `Objective Camel'.  It means a bit
> > more to them than just `Oh-Camel'.  Unfortunately, they get the
> > impression that it's some obscure object oriented language like
> > Smalltalk now, so I add `a functional language'.
> 
> And then it gives them the impression that it's some obscure
> functional language like Haskell? :-) :-)

Hehe, I am aware of that danger, but I hope that the mental imprint of
the popular buzzword `Objective' hasn't completely vanished yet when I
say `functional'... Sometimes I said `An ML dialect', but nobody knows
what ML is, either (we are all C drones programming embedded systems
like PBXes and routers and stuff :-).

> > When I typed the URL
> > caml.inria.fr into the browser of a British coworker of mine, he
> > pointed at the `fr' part and shouted `NO, NO!  UNACCEPTABLE!!' :-)
> 
> Meanwhile, Blair is manoeuvering the British to switch to the Euro,
> so I'm not too concerned here...  Still, you can use www.ocaml.org
> instead;

Ah, thanks for the hint...

> your coworker will like it more, but Tore will like it less.
> Not www.caml.org to my great regret, since the caml.org domain is
> registered already by the "Cruel Angel Mailing List" (no kidding)...

LOL what a shame :-)
-- 
Nils Goesche
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