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Date: -- (:)
From: John Carr <jfc@M...>
Subject: Re: [Caml-list] If OCaml were a car

> Maybe I ride this car too often to realize (or I'm dumb) but I don't  
> get the joke about controls.

OCaml has a badly designed syntax processed by a badly implemented
parser feeding into a backend that generates poor error messages.
All this makes the language hard to use.  Anybody else learn C
using pcc on Unix?

Unfortunately, I didn't think to start cataloging compiler error
messages and their causes when I started learning the language.
I did send one anomaly to the list about parsing of semicolons.