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Date: 2002-06-20 (13:23)
From: Stefano Lanzavecchia <stf@a...>
Subject: RE: [Caml-list] Unix.file_descr -> int ???

> PLs. He mentioned a "fantastic" programming languange by the name of 
> APL which he used to use when he was a researcher at IBM. (I'm sure 
> you know about APL much better than I.) It is

I happen to be an APL programmer... And, yes, it is an amazing
programming language. With almost nothing in common with OCaml, except,
possibly, the not being a mainstream language.

> not without melancholy, he said, that has had to move
> towards more commercial systems, mainly Java, and more
> recently, given the massive marketing effort from Microsoft, 
> towards .NET.


> It's just the same thing with teenagers and MacDonalds: is
> it good for their health to eat there? Definitely not. An
> education effort must be carried out with teenagers to teach 
> them to eat pizza, which is good for them ;-) as opposed to 
> hamburgers. (And, BTW, yes, I am Italian.) A similar 

So am I. Italian, although quite original to be an Italian.

> education effort might make corporate customers aware of the fact that

> O'Caml is good for them, while MS is not. (And,

Please. Microsoft is not the evil incarnated. I believe that Microsoft
is good for a lot of corporate customers. The thing you must educate
people is that there are other good alternatives, if they work for them.
Make them aware and make the choose. Starting from the point of view
that Microsoft is bad is as bad not being educated. In case you wonder,
I am not affiliated in any way to Microsoft or Dyadic Software. I am a
free thinker. And yes, was also a Penguin breeder, back in the days when
a 486 50MHz was the Ferrari of Personal Computing.
WildHeart'2k2 - mailto:stf@apl.it
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