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From: Gaius Hammond <gaius@g...>
Subject: Re: [Caml-list] Why don't you use batteries?

On 6 Sep 2009, at 09:47, Henry Lenzi wrote:

> OCaml needs more people. Where are the French, by the way? ;-)




That's an interesting question. I have a friend who is an  
astrophysicist at a French observatory. He and his colleagues use  
FORTRAN and more recently Python (which hands off its heavy numeric  
work to LAPACK and BLAS). OCaml is unheard of, yet it ought to be  
perfect for them. I have another friend at a large French consulting  
firm - they are all Java for new work, plus whatever legacy languages  
they have to maintain, and they've never heard of OCaml. Same is true  
in French investment banking. Which is all very strange, the French  
are well known for championing home-grown ideas over whatever Les  
Rosbifs are doing (esp. since OCaml is clearly the more elegant  
language!).



Cheers,



G