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From: Richard Jones <rich@a...>
Subject: Re: [Caml-list] Smoke Vector Graphics: source code licenses for sale
On Fri, Nov 09, 2007 at 01:16:28PM +0100, Gerd Stolpmann wrote:
> Before this thread continues in this style: There is nothing wrong with
> O'Caml in industry - all languages have their good and bad sides, and
> industry knows this. We are currently seeing a very slow adoption by
> industrial pioneers. All in all this is encouraging. For speeding this
> process up, the most urgent things we need are people who convince their
> bosses to try this "new" technology out. Where are all the companies
> that jump at every trend, and that want to present themselves as the
> earliest adopters of any stuff that is ever released to mankind? - I
> think it is the right moment to advertise O'Caml in this way. Make a
> trend of it. A trend does not need real arguments (this can come later),
> it lives for some time by itself because people don't want to miss it.

A small anecdote from a friend of mine who works at $BIG_BANK is that
the Jane Street paper[1] has been doing the rounds there and is
proving to be quite popular / influential.

Rich.

[1] From page 23 here
http://www.haskell.org/sitewiki/images/0/03/TMR-Issue7.pdf, there is
also a standalone document which I can't find now.

-- 
Richard Jones
Red Hat