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Date: 2007-12-29 (16:57)
From: brogoff <brogoff@s...>
Subject: Re: [Caml-list] "OCaml gives you only monomorphic methods in classes."
On Sat, 29 Dec 2007, Jon Harrop wrote:

> On Saturday 29 December 2007 06:30:48 brogoff wrote:
> > What's the date that quote was made?
> Yesterday, by the professor heading the group at Lausanne who are developing
> one of the most widely touted modern statically-typed functional programming
> languages (Scala).

Then Dr. Odersky and his listeners would be well served by a polite
correction. As Scala has been changing rapidly over the past year, he
surely understands that comments made on a 2 year old version of Scala
(Scala lacks lazy values, and structural typing, and existential types,
and...) don't reflect the current state of the language.

Other than that, I wouldn't let such comments deter me from investing
time in the language. If it does what I want (interoperate with the JVM
and Java) then what the users believe about OCaml is hardly relevant.

-- Brian