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Date: 2005-07-26 (00:56)
From: Jere Sanisalo <xm@x...>
Subject: Re: [Caml-list] How to do this properly with OCaml?
On Mon, Jul 25, 2005 at 07:47:16PM -0500, Brian Hurt wrote:
>>The language requirements with respect to initialisation
>>are the difference: Ocaml requires all store to be
>>initialised, C/C++ does not.
>Yep.  The following C code is really hard to implement in Ocaml:
>    char * ptr = (char *) 0xA00000ul;
>    ptr[315] = 'a';
>I consider this an advantage of Ocaml over C/C++.

Depends on the task.. What if it was a hardware driver? More so, it's not
the language, it's the things you can do with it, coupled with the APIs
possible and already present. I know I'm already favoring .NET as a general
platform for API tools in the gaming world. The games still need to be fast,
so C++ for them for now, but C# (and others) solve the tool problem quite
nicely. And the .NET library is not the least of the reasons; it's easy to
do so.

Jere Sanisalo [xm@xmunkki.org] - http://www.xmunkki.org/