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Date: 2004-06-18 (09:00)
From: skaller <skaller@u...>
Subject: Re: [Caml-list] Great Programming Language Shootout Revived
On Fri, 2004-06-18 at 17:56, Ville-Pertti Keinonen wrote:
>  One reason I like OCaml 
> is that it makes a reasonable range of techniques efficient, and it 
> doesn't have DSLish characteristics.

I don't entirely 'agree' with the last point.

Ocaml not only has 'DSL' characteristics, it is easily
the best DSL around for a wide range of tasks: 
more precisely, Ocaml is such a good DSL it doesn't 
need any built-in DSLs, it uses a DSL generator instead.

Of course I'm mainly talking about camlp4, but one
cannot leave out its strong ability to create
parsers and interpreters and translators by other
means as another DSL integration technique.

John Skaller,
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