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Date: 2005-07-26 (20:32)
From: David Thomas <david_hd@y...>
Subject: Re: [Caml-list] How to do this properly with OCaml?

> As a side note, whenever I or anyone else starts
> bitching about how something is easy to do in C but 
> hard to do in Ocaml, that's a sign that I'm
> approaching the problem wrong. 

Well, Brian, you're clearly approaching the problem
wrong, because other people are bitching about how
stuff is easy in C and hard in Ocaml.

(I'm sorry, that interpretation was too much fun to
not remark on... ^_^)

Anyway, I agree with the sentiment. 

If you're having trouble doing something efficiently
in Ocaml that would be "so easy" in C, the procedure
is simple:

(1) See if you can think of another way.
(2) Implement it inefficiently
(3) If the inefficiency turns out to be significant:
(3a) See if you can think of another way.
(3b) Bitch.

If you haven't done 1-3a, then as far as I'm concerned
you don't have a problem.

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