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From: skaller <skaller@u...>
Subject: Re: [Caml-list] Scripting in ocaml
On Thu, 2006-12-21 at 15:34 +1100, Erik de Castro Lopo wrote:
> Denis Bueno wrote:
> 
> > I've been writing bash scripts to perform various build- and
> > development-related tasks, and I don't enjoy it. I won't bore you with
> > detailed reasons why. The upshot is that I'd like to script in OCaml.
> 
> Makes a lot of sense. I used to do scripting style tasks in Python
> but nowadays I prefer to use Ocaml.

As one of the authors of several major pieces of Python,
my comment is that whilst it provides great convenience
and good code structure .. dynamic typing just doesn't
scale.

The big problem using Ocaml (bytecode) for scripting
is probably the ugly dynamic loading support, and 
for long running systems, the lack of unloading support.
(plus the syntax which isn't really well suited to small
scale scripting applications).

As an alternative you might consider Neko and/or NekoML.

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John Skaller <skaller at users dot sf dot net>
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