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Date: 2008-05-12 (18:23)
From: Jon Harrop <jon@f...>
Subject: Re: [Caml-list] Re: Why OCaml sucks
On Monday 12 May 2008 14:31:04 Kuba Ober wrote:
> I'm no F# fanboy; I use Ocaml exclusively for most of my numerical work
> (some FEM, all numerical methods courses I take), but as a language for
> packaged application development (bread-and-butter stuff that sells in
> boxes or via downloads) it's simply not there yet for me. F# would be more
> like it, if I weren't wary of .net platform lock-in. Give Mono a few more
> years and it won't be an issue anymore...

This raises the question of whether or not the Mono backend for OCaml might 
pay off? My impression is that Mono is going nowhere but I have been known to 
be overly skeptical in the past. ;-)

Speaking of which, it would also be interesting to compare the performance of 
OCaml with F#/Mono on that matrix-matrix multiply benchmark...

Dr Jon D Harrop, Flying Frog Consultancy Ltd.