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Date: 2010-11-22 (13:36)
From: Gregory Bellier <gregory.bellier@g...>
Subject: Re: [Caml-list] Is OCaml fast?
If you want speed then you should learn assembly or choose C as a second
It depends on the kind of apps you'd like to write. Even though O'Caml is
fast, it's not the first criteria I have in mind which would be security :
no segfault, no need to handle horrible stuff like in C, ...

2010/11/22 Thanassis Tsiodras <ttsiodras@gmail.com>

> I apologize beforehand if this is not the forum to ask.
> I am on the fence about whether to learn OCaml or not, and while
> reading an article called "Why OCaml"
> (http://www.cs.ubc.ca/~murphyk/Software/Ocaml/why_ocaml.html<http://www.cs.ubc.ca/%7Emurphyk/Software/Ocaml/why_ocaml.html>),
> I saw
> that OCaml was praised for the speed of the executables it generates -
> and was referred to, speed-wise, as "second to none", except C and
> C++.
> However, when I actually went to the Language Shootout page suggested
> in the article, I found out that OCaml is not 2nd, it is 13th, behind
> languages like Haskell and C#...
> (
> http://shootout.alioth.debian.org/u32/which-programming-languages-are-fastest.php
> )
> Is it just hype, then? Or am I missing something?
> --
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