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From: Thomas Fischbacher <Thomas.Fischbacher@P...>
Subject: Re: [Caml-list] ocaml killer

On Wed, 28 Jan 2004, Chet Murthy wrote:

> These are the things that matter in a language.  The fact that CAML
> has fancy types, well, -I- like it, but it isn't why I wrote some of
> my most complex systems in it, and it will never be enough to push
> CAML into the mainstream.

At least, it is nice to be able to use the FFI to define a function 
believe_me: 'a -> 'b which is just the identity, so that one can pass as 
an argument a function to itself. There _are_ some situations where things 
are best handled by using the fixed-point principle at a deep level.

Yes, you may call me a heretic. No, I do not repair fridges with chainsaws.

-- 
regards,               tf@cip.physik.uni-muenchen.de              (o_
 Thomas Fischbacher -  http://www.cip.physik.uni-muenchen.de/~tf  //\
(lambda (n) ((lambda (p q r) (p p q r)) (lambda (g x y)           V_/_
(if (= x 0) y (g g (- x 1) (* x y)))) n 1))                  (Debian GNU)

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