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Date: 2007-11-01 (12:47)
From: Richard Jones <rich@a...>
Subject: Re: [Caml-list] Google trends
On Thu, Nov 01, 2007 at 11:00:24PM +1100, skaller wrote:
> No they couldn't. The Cathedral would never let them.

Ridiculous - they could have done a friendly fork of the code.  Code
could have been shared both ways between the OCaml-on-dot-Net and the
OCaml-native compilers.  They chose _not_ to do that.

Anyway, I hope that people considering F# keep in mind what happens
should Microsoft lose interest in it and decide not to continue
supplying or supporting it.  It's crazy to choose a language for any
non-trivial program unless that language is either standardised with
multiple independent vendors, or (better still) open source so you
have options if your supplier stops supporting it.


Richard Jones
Red Hat