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Date: 2003-03-13 (10:23)
From: Michael Schuerig <schuerig@a...>
Subject: Re: [Caml-list] OCaml popularity
On Thursday 13 March 2003 09:02, Alessandro Baretta wrote:
> Michael Schuerig wrote:
> > On Thursday 13 March 2003 00:13, Martin Weber wrote:
> >
> >
[database + GUI variety enterprise applications]
> > I've been working on this kind of software for a couple of years
> > and can't say that I'm particularly attracted to it. To be sure, I
> > recognize that there are interesting aspects to it, but it's not
> > what I myself find interesting. Also, as I said before, I don't see
> > that OCaml provides a decisive advantage for *this* kind of
> > software.
> Actually, I must say that it does provide THE decisive
> advantage over all other tools I reviewed, at least in terms
> of Web applications. After developing the Xcaml sytem, which
> is currently on Sourceforge--and wanting a little bugfix
> update, coming up--my company is now able to release a new
> custom "enterprise application" to the customer in more or
> less one week's time.

I'm not familiar with the kind of project that can be done from start to 
finish that short a time. I just can't say how common they are. But 
anyway, great if OCaml can give such a boost, there.

My experience is from projects eating up several person years of effort. 
There coding speed isn't necessarily the limiting factor.


Michael Schuerig                All good people read good books         Now your conscience is clear --Tanita Tikaram, "Twist In My Sobriety"

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