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Date: 2008-05-10 (10:55)
From: Gerd Stolpmann <info@g...>
Subject: Re: [Caml-list] Re: Why OCaml rocks

Am Freitag, den 09.05.2008, 22:55 +0200 schrieb Berke Durak:
> BTW Gerd, Martin, what about writing a small post or paper about how
> you're doing
> what it is it that you do for Wink with Ocaml?  The Hydro article on
> Gerd's site
> is interesting but too short and abstract.
> I'm thinking of a more detailed practical use-case with more
> contextual detail ("we're indexing people"), numbers ("we have
> 1,234,567 persons in our database, distribued over X machines with Y
> processors"), performance figures (each CPU runs x Ocaml processes
> compiled in native code, those eat 95% of CPU and spend 5% of their
> time in IO with a RSS of 80MB; profiling shows that most of their time
> is spent there; we figured that if you do this and that, it goes
> faster, etc.).
> That kind of information would be very welcome and could do much good
> to Ocaml, instead of flamewar-provoking posts.

Sorry, but it's not us who provoke. There is this F# fanboy who tries to
play his games, and doesn't say what his motivations are. You know when
there is money involved there are interests.

I'll try to write something. I have to be careful, however, because we
have competitors, and they are also after such information. Maybe I pick
one of our subsystems. That should be good enough for a case study while
not revealing too many details.

Gerd Stolpmann * Viktoriastr. 45 * 64293 Darmstadt * Germany 
gerd@gerd-stolpmann.de          http://www.gerd-stolpmann.de
Phone: +49-6151-153855                  Fax: +49-6151-997714