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Date: -- (:)
From: Eijiro Sumii <eijiro_sumii@a...>
Subject: Re: [Caml-list] OCaml troll on Slashdot
> Perhaps his program is not good.
> But he made a point. His experience say something
> and I agree with many stuff he said.

I don't think he says _anything_ correct except trivial facts (like
his OCaml program is very slow:-) - but this is because it is written
_extremely_ poorly).

As we can see from the careful wording at caml.inria.fr (both the new
one and the old one), OCaml is *not* defined as a functional language.
In fact, it is good even at imperative/OO programming thanks to
garbage collection, parametric polymorphism, data types, pattern
matching, etc.!

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Eijiro Sumii (http://www.cis.upenn.edu/~sumii/)
Department of Computer and Information Science, University of Pennsylvania