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From: Sven <luther@d...>
Subject: Re: [Caml-list] newbie questions
On Tue, Dec 11, 2001 at 01:25:48AM +0100, Jose A. Ortega Ruiz wrote:
> 
> hi,
> 
> i'm learning OCaml (coming from a professional C/C++, Java background,
> with a little bit of elisp and scheme (read SICP)), and own a copy of
> Cousineau & Mauny's book (O'Reilly's Objective Caml is on the way). i
> would really appreciate your advice on the following topics:
> 
> - C&M uses Caml (light?): is it worth reading while learning OCaml? do
>   you know of any comparison of the two languages i should read if
>   using C&M?

Ocaml is based on caml light, there are some syntactic changes, and some
additional stuff (like the object system and the modules).

If you can make abstraction of this synctactic changes, most of the C&M book
should apply as well to ocaml. Since it shows many functional programming
tricks, i gues syou could as well use it with other functional languages as
sml or even lisp based ones :)))

> - my ultimate goal is using OCaml for real, useful projects: any idea
>   about specially needed/useful applications in OCaml i could help on?

There surelly are many things you can help on, myself, i am planning a small
work in a landscape building sysytem, a bit like terraform, but in ocaml.

I don't really have that many time for it though, write to me if you are
interrested.

Friendly,

Sven Luther
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