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Date: 2001-10-25 (06:06)
From: Sven <luther@d...>
Subject: Re: [Caml-list] Whither the Caml Consortium?
On Wed, Oct 24, 2001 at 04:18:24PM +0200, Cuihtlauac ALVARADO wrote:
> > Regarding a killer-application in Ocaml to show that Ocaml is best, we have
> > to find a program that MANY people need. Just look how difficult it is to
> > create a good email program for Linux (Evolution is at last getting ready).
> > Such an application could be built using Ocaml instead. It would work, no
> > buffer overuns would reduce the number of security glitches. The only
> > problem is that almost all killer application has graphical user interfaces,
> > and I still haven't seen a good looking Ocaml-program (any pointers?).
> Just a 30 seconds dream : a small, fast and robust web
> browser... Wouldn't you like to have a GC in Netscape ? Wouldn't you
> like to use powerfull tools able to program a defensive parsing for
> all the HTTP/Javascript garbage you can find out there ? Isn'it what
> *every* people need ?
> I can dream no other definitive killer app for Ocaml.

And ocam plugin for mozilla would already be a nice thing, and maybe not so
difficult to obtain.

That and a serie of easy to understand examples to show how to use it ...

I know we have a caml written app that will probably rewritten in java or
something else in order to have it able to be accesed via web browsers, for
demonstration purpose. We (not i personnally though) tried with javacaml, but
as expected it was too slow, and don't tell me about the various way to use
html as user interface, we are speaking graphical stuff here.


Sven Luther
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