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From: Brandon J. Van Every <vanevery@i...>
Subject: RE: [Caml-list] suggestion: do not link to www.ocaml.org
Kenneth Knowles [mailto:kknowles@berkeley.edu]
> Brandon J. Van Every wrote:
> > A number of other languages have the features, and some have
> > much better libraries, packages, and industrial provenness.
> > What OCaml apparently has is performance.
>
> Haskell is the only non-ML language I am familiar with that
> has similar features
> to OCaml, could you share some others?  I'm always interested
> in new languages with advanced safety features.

I suppose I should have said 'many of the features'.  I would note that
industry cares the least about advanced type safety.  C# .NET Managed
Code suffices for now.

OCaml seems to offer a combination that other languages lack in part:
1) garbage collected
2) performance.  Lotsa languages can't manage 1 + 2!
3) native compiled, byte compiled, or scripted
4) type safety
5) high level language primitives
6) functional or imperative


Cheers,                     www.indiegamedesign.com
Brandon Van Every           Seattle, WA

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