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Date: 2004-08-13 (06:06)
From: skaller <skaller@u...>
Subject: RE: [Caml-list] OCaml growing pains
On Fri, 2004-08-13 at 07:30, Brandon J. Van Every wrote:

> I don't think so.  I think it shows where the major players are at in
> their thinking and tastes.  OCaml is not this popular language, so why
> should we assume its major players know best about how to grow it?

I think you need to consider that the INRIA team's goals
are closer to 'showing it is possible for a well typed
functional language developed using theory to actually
also compile fast code fast' rather than 'taking over
from other industrial languages'.

Ocaml is great for writing language translators.
The *obvious* use for it for a game developer
is to write a game scripting language in it --
rather than try to write games directly in Ocaml.

That way you bypass all the problems, and get to
say how great Ocaml is for writing translators with :)

Oh yeah, did I mention before I've spent 5 years developing
such a tool already .. ?

John Skaller,
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