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Date: 2005-02-20 (13:56)
From: Thomas Fischbacher <Thomas.Fischbacher@P...>
Subject: Re: [Caml-list] Estimating the size of the ocaml community

On Sun, 20 Feb 2005, Jon Harrop wrote:

> Considering that C# is pushed by Microsoft, Objective C is pushed by Apple and 
> LISP is pushed by Thomas Fischbacher ;-), I think this is very impressive.

I don't think this mirrors the state of affairs in the LISP community 
pretty well. ;-) At least, if you look at the authors of all the cl-* 
packages in debian.

But of course, "fashion languages" that are pushed by companies primarily 
for market share purposes - and not out of a deeper need - are an issue. 
So to speak, every language tries to fix some problem. One barely can 
resist the impression that the primary "problem" that C# tries to fix is 
that Java is not controlled by Microsoft...

regards,               tf@cip.physik.uni-muenchen.de              (o_
 Thomas Fischbacher -  http://www.cip.physik.uni-muenchen.de/~tf  //\
(lambda (n) ((lambda (p q r) (p p q r)) (lambda (g x y)           V_/_
(if (= x 0) y (g g (- x 1) (* x y)))) n 1))                  (Debian GNU)