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From: Brian Hurt <bhurt@s...>
Subject: Re: [Caml-list] OCaml compared as a scripting language
On Mon, 14 Jun 2004, Richard Jones wrote:

> It may interest people to know that OCaml was compared to other
> computer languages for scripting:
> 
> http://merd.sourceforge.net/pixel/language-study/scripting-language/
> 
> It comes out somewhere in the middle.  A file utils library and extlib
> could help.

This is because Ocaml isn't a scripting language.  The only reason it does 
as well as it does is because it's a clearly superior language to it's 
competitors- C++, Java, C#, etc.  :-)

I disbeleive that any language can be the one perfect language for all 
tasks.  While I'd like to see a fileutils package and, of course, I'm a 
submitter to extlib, I don't want to see Ocaml start being contorted in 
order to improve it as a scripting language, and thereby making it a less 
usefull applications language.

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Brian

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