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Date: 2005-02-03 (18:59)
From: ronniec95@l...
Subject: Re: [Caml-list] Estimating the size of the ocaml community
On Thu, Feb 03, 2005 at 07:06:30PM +0100, Thomas Fischbacher wrote:
> Anyway, this leaves us with a very interesting question: how many people 
> actually do believe in the value of Ocaml? I, for myself, use it whenever 


I use Ocaml at work for writing test harnesses for our 'real'
applications that are in C++/Java. Perhaps a special case, but our main
tools are distributed servers (based on middleware messaging) that perform 
various pricing calculations. Using the native C interface for
themessaging combined with the correctness guaranteed by doing things in
a purely functional manner, gives us a prototype, a test
harness and a correctly implemented 'real' app typically quicker than
writing the whole thing in C++ first and then finding out certain assumptions
are completely wrong!

Of course it helps me become more proficient at Ocaml too :)