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Date: 2009-09-24 (16:56)
From: Philippe Wang <>
Subject: Re: [Caml-list] OC4MC : OCaml for Multicore architectures

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


Philippe Wang