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Date: 2005-11-04 (02:31)
From: skaller <skaller@u...>
Subject: Re: [Caml-list] Wikipedia
On Thu, 2005-11-03 at 20:24 +0100, Gerd Stolpmann wrote:

> If O'Caml has a revolutionary aspect, this can only be that the
> developers do not allow that practical benefits destroy theoretical
> soundness, and that O'Caml is nevertheless extremely well-suited for
> practical problems at the same time. If that was the motto of the
> article this would have my consent.

And if it had a historical importance, I would say it is the
first popular *functional* programming language to prove,
beyond doubt, that functional programming languages, particular
systems using garbage collectors, need not be slow.

John Skaller <skaller at users dot sf dot net>
Felix, successor to C++: