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Date: 2005-02-03 (08:37)
From: Matthieu Brucher <matthieu.brucher@w...>
Subject: Re: [Caml-list] Estimating the size of the ocaml community
sejourne_kevin wrote:
> Frédéric Gava a écrit :
>> Hi,
> [...]
>> I think that "all" French Universities use OCaml to teach
>> functional programming  (some of them use Scheme or SML depending of the
>> years and/or the teachers). Ocaml is also used in "Classe préparatoires",
>> special schools in France to be engineers.
>> I also heard that Ocaml is sometime teach in Italian Universities but 
>> I am
>> not sure.
>> Regards,
>> Frédéric Gava
> In my master the only students who know a functional language are those 
> which come from the 'université de Paris XI'. Even the engineer which 
> has make a preparatory class are unaware of this kind of language.
> But there is only an half of students who are french and 5 on 98 who 
> come from 'université de Paris XI'.
> Regards,
> Kévin.

In the French classes préparatoires, those who learn CaML have taken the 
option IT. Few people are selected to choose between IT and engineer 
But those who could choose IT know about CaML.