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Date: 2007-11-01 (12:00)
From: skaller <skaller@u...>
Subject: Re: [Caml-list] Google trends

On Thu, 2007-11-01 at 09:46 +0000, Richard Jones wrote:
> On Thu, Nov 01, 2007 at 01:02:39AM +0000, Jon Harrop wrote:
> > The number of people searching for OCaml on Google has sky-rocketed since 
> > Microsoft's announcement that they are productizing F#:
> > 
> > http://www.google.com/trends?q=f%23%2Cocaml&ctab=0&geo=all&date=all&sort=0
> > 
> > I think this is very good news for the OCaml language as it will now have a 
> > mainstream cousin to cover Windows while OCaml covers Linux and Mac OS X. 
> > Hooray! :-)
> This is hardly a cause to cheer.  The two languages aren't compatible
> in any way which is relevant to the real world, and the libraries are
> completely different.  Microsoft could have contributed valuable
> changes back to OCaml, but instead decided to produce their own
> incompatible clone.

No they couldn't. The Cathedral would never let them.

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