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Date: 2005-02-03 (18:06)
From: Thomas Fischbacher <Thomas.Fischbacher@P...>
Subject: Re: [Caml-list] Estimating the size of the ocaml community

On Thu, 3 Feb 2005, Erik de Castro Lopo wrote:

> On 03 Feb 2005 14:58:48 +1100
> skaller <> wrote:
> > AFAIK Barry Jay teaches Ocaml for FP at University of 
> > Technology, Sydney (in Oz).
> Unfortunately, someone teaching a language in a course doesn't
> always translate into the students using that language after 
> the course is over :-(.

Yes, indeed. I even learned to know a few people who did an Ocaml-related 
PhD which afterwards got totally absorbed by the idea that C were the 
only true and proper programming language.


Anyway, this leaves us with a very interesting question: how many people 
actually do believe in the value of Ocaml? I, for myself, use it whenever 
it is the most appropriate tool for a job (usually, when portability is 
an issue). This is sometimes the case, but more often than not, LISP 
turned out to be a better choice for what I do.

regards,                   (o_
 Thomas Fischbacher -  //\
(lambda (n) ((lambda (p q r) (p p q r)) (lambda (g x y)           V_/_
(if (= x 0) y (g g (- x 1) (* x y)))) n 1))                  (Debian GNU)