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Re: [Caml-list] Estimating the size of the ocaml community
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Date: 2005-02-05 (13:57)
From: Oliver Bandel <oliver@f...>
Subject: Re: [Caml-list] Estimating the size of the ocaml community
On Fri, Feb 04, 2005 at 10:07:41PM -0500, Ernesto Posse wrote:
> > On Sat, 2005-02-05 at 06:36, Ernesto Posse wrote:
> >
> >>   Recently I started a small project, and I wanted to develop it in
> >> O'Caml, but after a while I gave up, and did it in Java. My first
> >> concern was choosing an IDE.
> >
> > Why do you need that stuff? What's wrong with a plain
> > old text editor and couple of batch files to build
> > the code?
>   There is nothing wrong with a plain old editor, but for many projects an
> IDE can improve development time significantly.

I personally prefer using vi/vim and cli-tools.
But if there would be an IDE, that would be nice
for developers that like to use IDEs.

> Without them, there is not much chance to make the O'Caml community grow
> significantly.

Well, I'm not sure if I really want to have grown the
OCaml-programmers significantly. It's enough, when I get a
job, where I can do things in OCaml.
If the other people write applications in Assembler,
I don't have a problem with that. ;-)

But what I'm looking for, is to have a COCOA-binding.

(and other GUI-bindings too... the graphics-Modlue is nice,
 but it does not work on OS-X (?!) and to have a true
 GUI-interface to the platform I'm developing on,
 that is what I'm looking for)