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Date: 2007-08-21 (00:48)
From: skaller <skaller@u...>
Subject: Re: [Caml-list] If OCaml were a car
On Mon, 2007-08-20 at 21:54 +0200, Oliver Bandel wrote:

> Compared to that the discussions on OCaml's defficiencies are
> incomprehensible to me.

Unfortunately not so. The syntax is only a minor issue IMHO.
There are a number of other annoyances. But the major issues are:

(1.a) lack of dynamic loading (of native code) 
    -- hopefully to be fixed in 3.11

(1.b) lack of multi-processing

(2.a) interoperability
    -- with C libraries
    -- with .NET libraries (F# isn't Ocaml)

(2.b) refusal of Inria team to provide a more complete library

(3) lack of ISO or ECMA standardisation

We who use Ocaml are patient (fixes 1),
creative (fixes 2), and trusting (fixes 3),
which are three properties industry does not have.

John Skaller <skaller at users dot sf dot net>
Felix, successor to C++: http://felix.sf.net