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Date: 2002-07-12 (12:59)
From: Pierre Weis <pierre.weis@i...>
Subject: Re: [Caml-list] Re: productivity improvement
Hi Markus,
> Insurance = costs. Furthermore, 1:100 sounds quite a bit too
> astronomical. I'd say that depending on the kind of the problem 1:3
> to 1:10 is reasonable and fits well to the experience of others. E.g.,
> the Erlang developers also report productivity gains in this range on
> large-scale commercial projects. OCaml will most likely have similar
> ratios.

I completely agree with you on those, somewhat impossible to obtain and
prove, productivity ratio gains. 1:3 to 1:10 is reasonable.

However, an interesting ratio seems to be forgotten in the discussion:
infinity :)

I mean, I know a lot of problems that could simply not have been
solved in any other language, and in this casess we observe this
extreme limit ratio.

No flame, please: I know that SML or Haskell could do roughly speaking
the same as Caml could do for the programmer, I also know that once
the program has been written and is fairly stable you can rewrite it
in any other language you want, even C++ or Java, provided you have
enough time and money. I also do know that there are a lot of
situations where you do not have enough time and/or money...


Pierre Weis

INRIA, Projet Cristal,,

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