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Date: 2008-07-26 (12:45)
From: hmf@i...
Subject: Re: [Caml-list] New Ocaml Plug-in for NetBeans

Erik de Castro Lopo wrote:
> hmf@inescporto.pt wrote:
>> What I say here also goes for Richard. I am aware that a lot of time
>> has gone into learning these tools (20 years!). I am just saying that to
>> use IDEs also requires effort.
> I spent 35+ hours/week for 6 months on VS2005. Is that not enough
> time to learn it?

I guess it is.

>> Granted. But I am defending lowering the barrier for Ocaml use.
> If you are advocating IDE use for the purposes of making Ocaml
> easier for newcomers then you are in a bit of a bind. The
> people who need the IDE are the newcomers who are not capable
> of writing one and the ones with sufficient experience to write
> an Ocaml IDE are happy with what they have and are therefore
> not interested in writing one

Exactly! This is the reason why I sent the e-mail to this list in the
first place. No IDE will be useful unless seasoned users are prepared to
contribute to it.

 > (with the possible exception of
 > Jon Harrop).

Because he also thinks that such IDEs makes his life easier.
I guess if the IDE was written in OCaml he would be an active
contributor. :-)