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From: Alessandro Baretta <alex@b...>
Subject: Re: [Caml-list] Unix.file_descr -> int ???
I just realize I sent the following message only to 
Jean-Marc Eber, when it was meant to be for the mailing list.

Please excuse me.

Alex
-------- Original Message --------
Subject: Re: [Caml-list] Unix.file_descr -> int ???
Date: Thu, 13 Jun 2002 17:56:42 +0200
From: Alessandro Baretta <alex@baretta.com>
Organization: Baretta srl -- www.baretta.com
To: Jean-Marc Eber <jeanmarc.eber@lexifi.com>

Jean-Marc Eber wrote:
 > To be clear: I think that the "industrial" users need 
isn't an endless
 > extension
 > of the standard libraries (they cover today many, many 
needs, I think), but
 > an easy
 > integration with the "rest of us" (ole automation, Java, 
.NET,...).
 > For us (or, more preciselly, our potential customers), 
thats really the
 > _only_
 > "bottleneck" with ocaml.


I've heard the CEO of a 170 people  software company
declare: "Our clients don't want no Ocaml stuff! They don't
want no technology. They want *real_world* products on
*real_world* platforms: COBOL and .NET, that's what they want."

No comment. But if Ocaml could somehow "run on .NET", people
like the above CEO (an ex-mathematician and IBM researcher,
by the way) would be a whole lot more interested in Ocaml.

Alex


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