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Date: 2002-01-25 (14:00)
From: Christian Gillot <cgillot@g...>
Subject: Re: [Caml-list] gotchas [Was: toplevels]

Mensaje citado por: Ian Zimmerman <>:
> You make it sound as if ML were the frontier of research .. surely
> not.  ML has been around for about as long as Unix, and more
> revolutionary languages like Haskell approach a decade in existence.
More or less I think so. In the industry functional programming is
sometimes something unknown (Java/C/C++/VB?). It's not a mainstream 
language, and when you come from a imperative/OO world, the first step is
really hard. Because you've got to think in a another way.
  Not to mention the fact that in the industry seldom use functional 
  I don't deny there's documentation (especially in French, merci) but
nothing in comparison with other functional languages (scheme and lisp 
for instance). IMHO, the documentation is not really for beginners.

> Christian> I think I'm gonna do a gotcha page, but don't you think
> Christian> such a page deserve his place on ?
> It alredy exists:
> At least 2 of your 3 problems are addressed there, and in its
> companion FAQ_EXPERT.
Right. Could be improved tought. I mean it's not addressing
the problems I had or others newbies had (example of the
Note that the FAQ (which exist both in french and in english) are not included 
in the sid debian package. (Sven: could you add this to the packages ?)


Christian Gillot <>
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