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Date: 2004-04-08 (07:52)
From: Ville-Pertti Keinonen <will@e...>
Subject: Re: [Caml-list] Dynamically evaluating OCaml code

On Apr 8, 2004, at 9:24 AM, Brian Hurt wrote:

> As a side note, I don't see Ocaml as a science project.  It's a 
> pragmatic
> language, in that it doesn't automatically assume it knows what's best,

To add another point why OCaml is a pragmatic and usable language - 
OCaml has far better platform support than some even more established 
languages.  It's the only language I might choose for my personal 
projects other than C/C++ that supports native code for all of the 
relevant platforms I currently have access to.  I have FreeBSD/amd64, 
FreeBSD/x86, Linux/x86 and MacOS X machines, all of which run OCaml 
fine, and use various machines at work that should be supported 
(although the last time I tried, the CVS version built and worked on 
Tru64 but not Solaris/SPARC or HP-UX/PA).

Of course I'm not counting languages that use C or C++ as an 
intermediate language.

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