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Date: 2004-04-25 (12:20)
From: Benjamin Geer <ben@s...>
Subject: Re: [Caml-list] [ANN] The Missing Library
james woodyatt wrote:
> On 23 Apr 2004, at 14:33, John Goerzen wrote:
>> A plethora of mutually-incompatible modules that duplicate and extend
>> standard library features is in nobody's interest.  The result will be
>> an irrelevant standard library and a fragmented development community.
> Yeah— that was such a huge roadblock to the popularity of the C language.

The difficulty of writing portable C or C++ code, given the differences 
between libraries available on different platforms, has been one of the 
main reasons for the massive industry shift towards Java in recent years.


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