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Date: 2002-10-15 (11:39)
From: Alessandro Baretta <alex@b...>
Subject: Re: [Caml-list] eproductivity improvement

Eray Ozkural wrote:
> On Friday 12 July 2002 16:44, John Max Skaller wrote:
>>Two major reasons.
>>    (1) licence uncertainty
>>    (2) lack of programmers
>>Issue (2) will go away with time as use snowballs,
>>it would help if Universities started teaching Ocaml instead
>>of stupid OO languages like Java, or at least as well as.
> Indeed. The industry wants OO, the industry thinks Java is the
> ultimate OO language, they persuade clueless academics (who might as well 
> think that choice of PL is irrelevant to understanding the theory), and
> then they start teaching Java (and now C#) at the university.

"God is dead!" cried Zarathustra. I don't know about that, 
really, but I can tell you that "Culture is very ill!"

I have just been told that the Politecnico di Milano, 
acknowledging the industry's need for new class of 
engineers--more obtuse, acritical, and, overall, 
cheap--intends to swap the traditional Software Engineering 
course with the more modern, obtuse, and cheap "Software 
Engineering in Java". I feel *so* proud that my university 
should be *so* modern. Wow.

Vive la France! Vive l'X! Et surtout, vive le Caml!


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