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Why don't you use batteries?
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Date: 2009-09-03 (23:13)
From: Philippe Wang <philippe.wang.lists@g...>
Subject: Re: [Caml-list] Why don't you use batteries?
I am not sure my answer is relevant, but here it is :

The ratio
(time needed to install&learn&use it) / (time saved)
has to be interesting (close to zero).

For me, at the moment, this ratio is close to infinite.

However, I do hope to use it someday.



On Thu, Sep 3, 2009 at 2:05 PM, Edgar Friendly <thelema314@gmail.com> wrote:
> It seems like batteries' adoption isn't quite as thorough as expected.
> We in the batteries devel team would love to know why you don't use
> batteries.  Here's some of our guesses:
> 1) I *do* use batteries
> 2) It's not 1.0 yet, I'll try it then
> 3) It makes my executables too big
> 4) It's too hard to install (dependencies, godi failures)
> 5) It's difficult to compile against
> 6) It doesn't work on my platform
> 7) It uses camlp4
> 8) Other (please explain)
> Respond in public if appropriate, respond directly to me if you want.
> Now's a good time to think about where batteries is going and how it's
> getting there.
> E