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From: Gilles FALCON <gilles.falcon@o...>
Subject: Re: [Caml-list] The F#.NET Journal
Hello,

F# comes with a nice IDE,  I think  another IDE (as eclipse for ie) 
could help people to come to ocaml.
Ocaml tools with Emacs are nice for strong programmer.

Just my two cents.

Gilles

Brian Hurt a écrit :
>
>
> On Wed, 18 Apr 2007, Richard Jones wrote:
>
>> On Tue, Apr 17, 2007 at 09:06:38PM +0100, Jon Harrop wrote:
>>>
>>> Flying Frog Consultancy just started the F#.NET Journal, an on-line
>>> publication composed of articles, example source code and tutorial 
>>> videos
>>> aimed at beginner programmers learning the F# programming language from
>>> Microsoft Research:
>> [...]
>>
>> Does F# run on real operating systems?  Does it have a full open
>> source stack?
>
> Overall, I see F# as a good thing for Ocaml.  OK, it draws some of 
> it's support from the Ocaml community (John Harrop here being an 
> obvious example)- thus dilluting the pool of energy from Ocaml, at 
> least in the short term.  But any F# programmer can pick up Ocaml in 
> short order, and vice versa (not unlike the C#/Java communities).
>
> But I think were F# will really draw it's people from is outside the 
> community.  It'll draw from the vast horde of C#/VB/C++ Windows 
> programmers.  Draw people from outside the community to inside the 
> community.  And sooner or later many of them are going to start 
> looking for an F# that runs on Linux/Unix.
>
> Even if I'm wrong, even if F# is a net loss for Ocaml, I still can't 
> help viewing F# as a good thing over all.  Anything which helps 
> programmers write code that doesn't *SUCK* is an advantage to us all- 
> and every programmer coding in F# is a programmer not coding in C#, 
> VB, or, God help us, C++.  Making code proven free of large classes of 
> bugs, and many other bugs rare indeed is a definate good.  And 
> bluntly, most software- free software as well as proprietary, sucks 
> large rocks through very small pipettes.
>
> Just my two cents.
>
> Brian
>
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