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Date: 2003-09-19 (11:11)
From: skaller <skaller@o...>
Subject: Re: [Caml-list] Commercial application written in O'Caml: ExcelEverywhere
On Fri, 2003-09-19 at 18:01, Mattias Waldau wrote:
> Some of the readers of this list may have noticed that I use
> the term "commercial" a lot. The reason is that I use Ocaml
> to create commercial software.

> Disadvantage
> - 8-bits strings.
>    UNICODE is needed and the standard for .NET, Java, Ruby...

Java and Windows and Solaris all jumped the gun and 
use 16 bit (UCS-2/UTF-16) encoding. That encoding should not
be supported in any new system, except for a 
codec UTF-16 <--> UCS-4 to allow UTF-16 strings to be
converted for use with UCS-4 facilities (and the results
converted back).

> - Few libraries that can be used freely in non-open-source
>    commercial software

Agree. Too many LGPL contributions, which I can't
use in my open source project because it has a 
public domain licence -- I *desire* to encourage
commercial use of my code: the more users the better.

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