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Date: 2002-04-13 (00:56)
From: David McClain <dmcclain1@m...>
Subject: Re: [Caml-list] Applications written in O'Caml
Bravo Ryan!

This is a tremendous acheivement for someone so young! I am quite pleased to
hear of it. Keep up the fabulous work!

David McClain, Sr. Scientist, Raytheon Missile Systems Co., Tucson, AZ

----- Original Message -----
From: "Ryan Tarpine" <>
To: <>
Sent: Friday, April 12, 2002 5:35 PM
Subject: Re: [Caml-list] Applications written in O'Caml

> >From: Vincent Foley <>
> >To:
> >Subject: [Caml-list] Applications written in O'Caml
> >Date: Fri, 12 Apr 2002 11:51:27 -0400
> >
> >On, there's a section mentionning some applications
> >written in O'Caml.  I'm pretty sure this list is not quite up to date
> >(considering that a very nice application, Active DVI, is not included
> >there.)  I'd like to know, besides the application mentionned there and
> >Active DVI, are there other significant applications written in O'Caml?
> >
> >...
> I wouldn't call this a significant application, but I thought it would be
> nice to announce this now, anyway:  my science fair project.  I wrote an
> interpreted programming language dubbed Orion that had a simple
> syntax (inspired partly by Ada), first-class functions (with closures, of
> course), run-time modifiable classes, and exception handling.  One
> interesting thing I added was the ability to change the class of an object
> at runtime; you can change the methods it responds to, thereby changing
> interface, or (keeping the same interface) how methods are implemented
> a random number generator object could always store a seed and by changing
> its class the next number could be generated differently).
> Just last night was the awards ceremony, where it won special awards from
> Intel and Yale and the first place in eleventh grade computer science
> (getting me a half-scholarship to Drexel).  Unfortunately I did not move
> to the international science fair (only three from each grade can go; this
> fair was at the regional level - Pennsylvania, Delaware, and New Jersey
> area).  It wouldn't have been possible without help from this list,
> especially Rémi Vanicat.  Thank you for answering all of my silly
> Ryan Tarpine,
> "To err is human, to compute divine.  Trust your computer but not its
> programmer."
>   - Morris Kingston
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