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From: Oliver Bandel <oliver@f...>
Subject: Re: [Caml-list] Estimating the size of the ocaml community
On Fri, Feb 04, 2005 at 07:06:13AM +1100, skaller wrote:
> On Fri, 2005-02-04 at 05:06, 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 
> > it is the most appropriate tool for a job (usually, when portability is 
> > an issue). This is sometimes the case, but more often than not, LISP 
> > turned out to be a better choice for what I do.
> 
> Well ..
> 
> [skaller@pelican] ~/links/flx/src>wc *.ml
>   89737  342248 3223570 total
> 
> 90K Camls here speak for themselves ..
> 
> Ocaml has four downsides from my viewpoint:
> 
> (a) interfacing to C isn't trivial
[...]

Well, compared to Perl, this task IS trivial in OCaml.

Ciao,
   Oliver