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Date: 2003-03-12 (22:34)
From: Michael Schuerig <schuerig@a...>
Subject: Re: [Caml-list] OCaml popularity
On Wednesday 12 March 2003 19:08, Alwyn Goodloe wrote:
>  I agree. This is really the difference between what most people do
> in industry and what we do in academia. People out there just don't
> care about how well you can build an automated theorem prover if they
> can't draw their GUI screens and access their Oracle data bases.

Is software development in industry only about GUI screens, web pages 
and database access? Well, from my own experience, I fear the answer is 
mostly yes. That being as it is, would things in industry be that much 
better if OCaml had everything it takes for writing enterprise 
applications? Could OCaml in this area bring such a big improvement 
over, say, Java and J2EE? Or are there other -- niche? -- areas where 
the advantages OCaml provides are far more important?


Michael Schuerig                  Failures to use one's frontal lobes           can result in the loss of them.   --William H. Calvin

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