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Date: 2005-02-05 (04:58)
From: Christopher A. Watford <christopher.watford@g...>
Subject: Re: [Caml-list] Estimating the size of the ocaml community
On Fri, 04 Feb 2005 18:34:25 -0800 (PST), skaller
<skaller@users.sourceforge.net> wrote:
> Why do you need that stuff? What's wrong with a plain
> old text editor and couple of batch files to build
> the code?
> Seems to me you wasted a heap of time trying to build
> something (an IDE) that you didn't need in the first place.

OCaml needs an IDE or atleast a (more) functioning Win32 toplevel.
Working with OCaml as a new language was a pain in the ass, which is
why I took to fixing the numerous bugs in the win32 toplevel. A nice
plugin for Eclipse or even sufficient fixes to the toplevel would make
learning OCaml, which to me was a highly interactive process, much
easier. Besides, having a solid IDE lowers the bar for gaining
corporate acceptance. (And yes I know not everyone uses Win32, just
what a lot of people use)

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Christopher A. Watford