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Date: 2003-03-13 (09:32)
From: Richard W.M. Jones <rich@a...>
Subject: Re: [Caml-list] OCaml popularity
On Wed, Mar 12, 2003 at 09:15:17PM -0500, William Lovas wrote:
> What about the O'Reilly book, "Developing Applications With Objective
> Caml"?  It's not perfect yet, but the preliminary translation from the
> French is available at:
>     http://caml.inria.fr/oreilly-book/html/index.html
> Is this the sort of thing you're looking for?

No offence intended to the authors, but it has to be said that I
thought it an entirely unsuitable introduction to the language.  Take
a look at the section on Input/Output channels for a good (ie. bad)
example. It takes all the way through to the middle of chapter 3
before we get this section which actually tells you how to do
something practical with the language. Then to find that the
introduction to I/O channels is next to useless - I could find out the
same stuff by reading the header file. At least there's a couple of
rather artificial examples.


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