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Date: 2001-06-11 (11:12)
From: David Fox <dsf@f...>
Subject: Re: [Caml-list] ocaml complexity
Chris Hecker <> writes:

> not disasterous.  We might get more libraries and whatnot with more
> people, but there would be downsides to more popularity as well.

I am going to strongly disagree with this statement.  I think that
more libraries are extremely important, and I also think that the fact
that many good things are unpopular doesn't imply that all popular
things are bad, or that something becomes worse when it becomes

> Three other ways to come into contact with a new language are of
> more questionable value (again, in my opinion, of course): 3) being
> forced to learn it at school before you're ready, 4) being told by
> an employer you have to learn it, and 5) looking on and
> deciding you need to learn whatever ranks highest in help wanted
> ads.

I also believe that the "right thing for the wrong reason" beats the
heck out of the wrong thing in most cases.
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