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From: Brian Hurt <bhurt@j...>
Subject: Re: Business Adoption of Ocaml [was Re: [Caml-list] If OCaml were a car]
Robert Fischer wrote:

>
> I'm not sure if Ocaml has such a niche to grab onto, and it isn't 
> already a popular language, so as much as I'd love to see its 
> widespread adoption, I'm not holding out a lot of hope.  I think the 
> one major niche we could get into is concurrency (like Brian's 
> deferred monad/futures* or jocaml), but the main language isn't there 
> yet.
>
> * http://enfranchisedmind.com/blog/archive/2007/08/13/323


For the record, this idea isn't mine.  I'm stealing the idea (immature 
artists immitate, mature artists steal) from Stephen Weeks and David 
Powers here, and I think they're stealing the idea from somewhere else.

Of course, this requires programmers to *think* differently.  Not 
something many programmers are willing to try (thinking, that is), in my 
experience.  Especially not blub programmers.

While we're trading blog posts, I'd also point out:
http://weblog.raganwald.com/2007/08/bricks.html
http://weblog.raganwald.com/2007/05/not-so-big-software-application.html

Brian