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Date: 2004-04-14 (18:08)
From: Brandon J. Van Every <vanevery@i...>
Subject: RE: [Caml-list] suggestion: do not link to
John Goerzen wrote:
> Brandon J. Van Every wrote:
> > John Goerzen wrote:
> > >
> > > [Regarding the slogan, "The programming tool of choice
> > > for discriminating hackers"]
> > >
> > > No, it suggests that OCaml is a real language that can be
> > > used to solve real problems quickly,
> >
> > To you.  And I submit, you are a techie who thinks the word
> > 'hacker' has
> > positive connotations.  Suits don't see it that way.  Not that I'm a
> Sure, but -- who gives a damn?

Clearly not you.  Since you're not interested in entertaining the
perspective of target demographics other than your own, I don't see a
reason to belabor explaining anything to you.  You won't listen.

> The site is clearly aimed at programmers who will understand.

If one wants to grow a language base, why should it be so narrowly

> > Sure.  A 2% market share can't be wrong.  ;-)  Beats OCaml by a mile
> > though.
> You have no idea what the Python "market share" is,

One point of data:
There are others.  You can Google for them yourself.  If you actually
want to know, it's knowable.  The ballpark is certainly correct: try
going to and searching for Python jobs.  ;-)  Now try OCaml.
;-) ;-)

Brandon Van Every           Seattle, WA

When no one else sells courage, supply and demand take hold.

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