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From: Richard Jones <rich@a...>
Subject: Re: [Caml-list] OCaml compared as a scripting language
On Tue, Jun 15, 2004 at 06:13:23PM +0200, wrote:
> Anyway, all those language comparisons are always biased; is `program
> length' a good measure of scripting capacity ?  It turns the
> comparison into a shortest script challenge, doesn't it ?

Actually it's not a bad measure.  One of the reasons I prefer Perl
over Java, and OCaml over Perl, is verbosity.  On a scale of length of

OCaml < Perl <<<<<<< Java

In fact I don't think I've ever seen anything as horribly verbose (and
useless) as Java.  COBOL perhaps?


Richard Jones.
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