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Date: 2007-11-01 (08:37)
From: Oliver Bandel <oliver@f...>
Subject: Re: [Caml-list] Google trends
Zitat von Jon Harrop <jon@ffconsultancy.com>:

> 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

Well, I can't see any sky-rocketing there.
Also I found no absolute numbers of requests on that page.

It rather looks like a gradually decreasing interest with some
casual ups and downs.

> 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! :-)

I think, when F# will be used more frequently, people instead will ask for F# on
Linux and OS-X, instead of switching to OCaml.

So I don't think this is worth a "Hooray!".