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Re: [Caml-list] Why People Aren't Using OCAML? (was Haskell)
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Date: 2001-03-27 (03:42)
From: Chris Hecker <checker@d...>
Subject: Re: [Caml-list] Why People Aren't Using OCAML? (was Haskell)

I just gave a talk at the Game Developers Conference (www.gdconf.com) on "modern" language features, most of which are associated with functional programming (although the misnomer "modern" is a little odd, since they're almost all in Lisp, and ML's 20 years old :).  I don't have the feedback forms on the talk yet, so I don't know how useful people found it, but it filled up completely and they were turning people away, which for a 9am talk at a game conference strongly implies people are interested in alternative languages!

I'll put the slides up on my website soon, although I doubt anybody on this list will learn anything from them.  OCaml has all the features I talked about except 1) introspection/reflection and 2) template-style generics (as opposed to polymorphism-style generics).

>BTW, I dont know if this is the right place for this, but are there any
>people interested in ocaml programming out here in the
>San Francisco area? 

I'm still planning on organizing the Bay Area OCaml Users Group, or at least a big dinner for anyone who's interested.  I'll add your name to the list.  Anybody else in the San Francisco Bay Area, USA, who isn't on my list mail me privately.


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