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Date: 2005-07-18 (21:59)
From: Alwyn Goodloe <agoodloe@g...>
Subject: Re: [Caml-list] (Mostly) Functional Design?
We have to be cautious here. For about three years I was involved in
evaluating technology for a large organization. Like most organizations,
about 1/3 of the development was your standard GUI entry/SQL querries.
Like most shops we wanted to pick something modern that was good for
apps as well as had a great GUI/SQL interface. Java worked well for us.
If someone came to me with and showed me a language that made 2/3 of
my developers more productive, I would be quite happy. But here is the
killer -- I have to ask about the other 1/3. We were trying to get away
from supporting multiple languages. Its a nightmare from a support
perspective. So my next question is about your GUI development
environment. Is it  as good as the others on the market? There are a lot
of  considerations that go into picking a language. With the execption of
scripting languages, tools play a big part in this decision as do other

On Tue, 19 Jul 2005, skaller wrote:

> On Mon, 2005-07-18 at 12:15 -0600, Robert Morelli wrote:
> > With all due respect,  claims of order of magnitude productivity
> > gains,  that OCaml is a far better language than Java,  etc.  are
> > exactly the kind of advocacy that I think is counterproductive.
> > Most programmers would regard such dramatic statements as implausible,
> > if not preposterous.
> Yes they would .. until they tried it.
> --
> John Skaller <skaller at users dot sourceforge dot net>