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Date: 2007-02-04 (17:56)
From: Alwyn Goodloe <agoodloe@s...>
Subject: Re: [Caml-list] Modeling tool for OCaml?
I've always wondered that maybe old fashioned dataflow diagrams from  
the 80s might work
a lot better than UML for large ocaml programs.  I don't even know if  
they publish books
on that anymore, but it might be worth a look.


On Feb 4, 2007, at 12:40 PM, Robert Fischer wrote:

>> For my first post to this mailing list, I'm going to ask you the
>> modeling tool(s) you use commonly for your applications written in  
>> OCaml?
> Whiteboard, mainly.  Sometimes pencil and paper.  If I'm really  
> gung-ho,
> I'll use LaTeX (generally ripped from the ocamldoc).
> Unlike the imperative object-oriented world, where the relationships
> between types are complicated systems with profound (and somewhat
> mysterious) consequences, the 'function catalog' approach in OCaml  
> most
> libraries undercuts the value of any kind of modelling.
> And this is from someone who is a fan of visual models for Java/C#  
> apps.
> ~~ Robert Fischer.
> Fischer Venture Management Corporation
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