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Date: 2004-05-26 (21:27)
From: Brandon J. Van Every <vanevery@i...>
Subject: RE: [Caml-list] Looking for collaborators on a hobby project
Christian Szegedy wrote:
> [subject: a 'hobby' project]
> The advantage over OCaml would be: easier to learn for
> beginners.

A strategic question for you: how do you hope to address the needs of
beginners if you're only putting a hobbyist level of effort into your
project?  I doubt you'll ever get anything done that actual beginners
will benefit from.  It sounds like a theoretical or exploratory
exercise.  It may be valuable to yourself or someone else, but not to

Beginners are probably better served by Ruby plain and simple.  Why do
beginners care about type safety or performance?  For pedagogical
purposes, why do they want to work with something other than 'the
standard' version of Ruby?  They'd have an entire community of people to
answer questions and abundant assurance that everything works.
Meanwhile, you are only one guy.

Brandon Van Every           Seattle, WA

"The pioneer is the one with the arrows in his back."
                          - anonymous entrepreneur

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