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Date: 2007-03-09 (10:34)
From: Jon Harrop <jon@f...>
Subject: Re: [Caml-list] Interactive technical computing
On Thursday 08 March 2007 21:26, Robert Fischer wrote:
> > Putting aside the obvious cultural resistance to using a sensible
> > language for this project, there is one technical hurdle: It needs to
> > compile into a DLL which can be linked to other programs (in C and
> > other languages).  I can't generate such code using ocamlopt, at least
> > not without using unsupported out-of-tree extensions.
> I don't think this is a real hurdle to general adoption of a language.
> After all, Java and C# aren't intended to be used like that, yet they
> certainly have wide-spread adoption.

On the contrary, that is exactly how C# is intended to be used. Most libraries 
used from F# are written in C# (and the same for most other .NET languages).

Dr Jon D Harrop, Flying Frog Consultancy Ltd.
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