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Date: 2003-11-18 (16:20)
From: skaller <skaller@o...>
Subject: Re: [Caml-list] GC and file descriptors
On Tue, 2003-11-18 at 23:05, Ville-Pertti Keinonen wrote:
> On Mon, Nov 17, 2003 at 03:20:36PM -0600, Brian Hurt wrote:

> Python and Ruby are hardly scripting languages, even though they are
> often used as such.  I think they could be decent general purpose
> programming languages except for a few unfortunate design decisions
> (such as scoping rules).

You haven't seen Python 2.2? Its a genuine functional
programming language now, with full lexical scoping,
closures, and even some advanced concepts like
iterators which cannot be programmed in Ocaml.

Stackless Python provides the full continuation
passing (and Felix provides procedural continuations)
so they're both ahead of Ocaml as functional languages
on that score :-)

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