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From: Mark Wotton <mrak@c...>
Subject: Re: [Caml-list] ocaml complexity
On Fri, 8 Jun 2001 leary@nwlink.com wrote:

> Excellent points, and I'm inclined to agree, but I'd like to actually be
> able to someday get a job using OCaml, ML, et al. :)
> 
> Search on DICE.com... out of 70000+ jobs nationwide (USA):
> 
> caml 0
> sml 19 (apparently none mean Standard Meta Language, so really: 0 )
> haskell 6
> lisp 16
> python 146
> PHP 155
> smalltalk 231
> perl 426*
> java 10339
> C++ 18638
> 
> * probably safe to add in most of the 743 unix system admin jobs, plus some
> other portion of the 926 unix quality assurance jobs.
> 
> I may as well try to get a programming job using Latin.

I suspect many of the jobs done with Ocaml occur when the customer doesn't
really care how the system is implemented as long as it works. I guess the
reason this doesn't happen more often is a self-reinforcing one: if the
system ever needs maintenance, the customer's unlikely to be happy about
it being in a "marginal" language.

Mark


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