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Date: 2003-03-14 (16:25)
From: oliver@f...
Subject: Re: [Caml-list] OCaml popularity
On Fri, Mar 14, 2003 at 12:50:13PM +0100, Markus Mottl wrote:
> On Fri, 14 Mar 2003, Michal Moskal wrote:
> > I don't believe replacing perl scripts with ocaml ones is The Right
> > Thing to do... Just because in simple cases perl or sh is going to be
> > twice as short. OCaml mainly favors programming in large.
> "Short" <> "written quickly".

Yes, I agree here fully.

If you had asked me this last week, I would have
a different opinion.

But I now have seen this very impressive.

> OCaml is certainly more verbose than
> Perl or sh for scripting tasks, but this hardly adds to the development
> time.

But on the first view this is not to see!
I often thought, that verbosity is annoying,
and perls "short constructs" are useful
to achieve faster development.

I recently saw that this is not the case.

But I'm shure, that it is a very common

> Writing down a function call instead of some funny Perl-operator
> only requires a second more, but makes parsing scripts much simpler
> for humans.



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