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Date: 2004-06-16 (02:30)
From: skaller <skaller@u...>
Subject: Re: [Caml-list] OCaml compared as a scripting language
On Wed, 2004-06-16 at 06:07, Brian Hurt wrote:
> On Tue, 15 Jun 2004, Hellflame wrote:

> Now, the whole situation has reversed.  Ocaml's feature of 
> immutability/functional programming becomes an advantage in the large, 
> while Perl's feature of side effects becomes a disadvantage.

Hmm .. but (a) Perl like most languages can be used
in a functional way to some extent and (b) Ocaml is worse
than Perl, C or C++ or Felix when it comes to side-effects
since there is no syntactic or type system support.

I think the number of constructions needed for a good
programming language are quite small. I also think we
have little idea what they are: clearly we need
a unified account of both functional and stateful
programming perhaps derived by dualising the better
understood functional paradigm. 

John Skaller, mailto:skaller@users.sf.net
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