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Re: [Caml-list] The closing gap (warning: long, inflammatory rant)
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Date: 2008-04-21 (21:13)
From: Jon Harrop <jon@f...>
Subject: Re: [Caml-list] The closing gap (warning: long, inflammatory rant)
On Monday 21 April 2008 21:48:26 Richard Jones wrote:
> On Mon, Apr 21, 2008 at 06:26:54PM +0200, Elliott Oti wrote:
> > Richard Jones wrote:
> > >OCaml supports fork, event channels & shared memory right now
> > >(and has done for years) so there is no penalty to writing it
> > >properly.
> >
> > Not on Win32. I use Solaris at work and Linux at home, but Win32 is a
> > big platform - the biggest there is right now - and the Unix module
> > process- and signal-related implementations there are unusable.
> Windows has plenty of problems, starting with how much it costs and
> how little you get for your money.  If we start to design everything
> based on the worst platform out there then it's just a race to the
> bottom.

As much as you may personally hate Windows, it does have implementations of 
enabling technologies like .NET that are far in advance of anything available 
on any other platform. If Mono were anything like as good as .NET then 
implementing a modern ML would be vastly easier.

Dr Jon D Harrop, Flying Frog Consultancy Ltd.