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From: Geoff Wozniak <geoff@w...>
Subject: Re: [Caml-list] poll - need for a good introductory OCaml book (LONG)
Sergey Goldgaber writes:
 > 
 > Yes, I have heard great things about both Lisp and Scheme.  And I would
 > love to learn them, along with Haskell, Erlang, and Prolog (which I have
 > also heard great things about).  But there are only so many hours in the
 > day.  And right now my focus is on OCaml.

As a former imperative style programmer converted to functional, I should
tell you that once I learned [*] Scheme, picking up any other functional
language was really, really easy.  In fact, the only languages I've had to
spend real time learning since Scheme have been Aldor (getting used to the
type system takes a little time) and Prolog (getting used to relations
instead of functions).

Trust me, if you pick up one functional langauge, picking up another is not
difficult.

[*] By "learned" I mean I can interpret the syntax and I understand most of
the semantics of the language.  I do not mean that I have learned all the
library functions.  That is a different matter.

-- 
Geoff(rey) Wozniak, PhD Candidate
University of Western Ontario
Computer Science Department
London, Ontario, Canada
http://wozniak.ca/

He who knows best knows how little he knows.
                             -- Benjamin Franklin

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