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Date: 2009-09-24 (17:36)
From: Richard Jones <rich@a...>
Subject: Re: [Caml-list] OC4MC : OCaml for Multicore architectures
On Thu, Sep 24, 2009 at 06:56:16PM +0200, Philippe Wang wrote:
> On Sep 24, 2009, at 18:49 GMT+02:00, Richard Jones wrote:
> >On Thu, Sep 24, 2009 at 02:09:56PM +0100, Jon Harrop wrote:
> >>Fair enough. I think this is the single most important development  
> >>OCaml has
> >>seen since its inception so I would personally drop OCaml in favor  
> >>of oc4mc
> >>even if it meant reverting to 3.10.2.
> >
> >I think 'personally' is the key word there.  You forget that people
> >are quite happily programming in very slow languages like Perl,
> >Python, Ruby and Visual Basic, and those people vastly outnumber the
> >ones using F#, Haskell, OCaml, SML etc.  (They don't even have static
> >safety, dammit!).
> Should we tell them that using CPU for nothing (side-effect for using  
> a "slow language") has a bad effect on global warming? Could it be a  
> wake-up call? :-p

I've been telling them ...


Richard Jones
Red Hat