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Date: 2005-10-06 (16:54)
From: brogoff <brogoff@s...>
Subject: Re: Ant: Re: FP/IP and performance (in general) and Patterns... (Re: [Caml-list] Avoiding shared data)
On Wed, 5 Oct 2005, Markus Mottl wrote:
> FWIW, we use OCaml for fairly large systems (> 100 KLOCs, > 1000
> modules) with very complicated business logic handling high-volume
> realtime events.  Even though OCaml supports OOP very well, probably
> much better than most mainstream languages, we do not use OOP and are
> not intending to do so.  Mutable records together with modules are
> perfectly fine for handling changing states safely and efficiently and
> are in the general case semantically more transparent than objects.
> Your mileage may vary...

I don't disagree with anything above, but thought I'd mention that OCaml
classes can be used as more polymorphic records (giving up pattern matching
and some performance), without using the late-binding/open-recursion aspect
which is the sine qua non of OOP.

-- Brian