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From: Richard W.M. Jones <rich@a...>
Subject: Re: [Caml-list] OCaml popularity
On Wed, Mar 12, 2003 at 08:02:30AM +1300, Graham Guttocks wrote:
> Pierre Weis <pierre.weis@inria.fr> wrote:
> >
> > This may be the main drawback of Objective Caml: there is no
> > ``Objective Caml for dummies''. That may be the price to pay to use
> > a powerful and theoretically well-founded language.
> 
> Do you mean that such a book could not be written, or simply that it
> just has not been written yet?  I personally would like to see an
> ``Objective Caml for dummies'' as the available introductory material
> (in English) is pretty poor IMO.

Someone else actually said it well on this list a while back. There
is no "Programming Perl"-equivalent for OCaml.

And please don't start by telling me about the lambda calculus or
higher-order functions.

Start by telling me how to read and write files. How to draw a nice
picture. Go on to tell me how to access my SQL database from an
OCaml application server.

Rich.

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