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Date: 2008-10-03 (05:33)
From: axllaruse <axllaruse@y...>
Subject: Re: [Caml-list] - Convert Caml to C/C++, C#, PHP, etc -

I would like to convert all the MTASC open source project to C/C++ or PHP. 

Erik de Castro Lopo-19 wrote:
> axllaruse wrote:
>> I'm searching for some tool that would help me to convert open source
>> caml
>> (.ml) files to C/C++, C#, VBScript, ASP, and/or PHP.
> Sorry, such a tool doesn't exist. It is probably possible to hire
> a person to do the conversion.
>> The main reason for searching a tool that could help me to convert these
>> .ml
>> files is the following:
>> 1- I don't have the time to learn another new language.
> Why is that? Lazy?
> The languages you mention are all imperative which means that
> conceptually they are all basically the same (the differences
> are mostly syntax).
> Ocaml on the other hand is a functional programming language
> with imperative and object oriented features. Ocaml is far 
> more different to all of the languages you mention that any
> two of that group.
> Learning Ocaml (or similar languages like Haskell) will teach more
> about programmoing that you will ever learn from learning Java
> (another imperative programming language).
>> 2- I'm already doing programming in some many languages, that it gets
>> annoying. Just think about it.
> I use C, C++, Python and Ocaml regularly and a number of other
> languages irregularly. I don't see this as a problem.
>> 3- I don't have problem to learn Caml if in the future I find a company
>> that
>> required me.
> Jane St Capital has been on the lookout for Ocaml programmers.
> Companies like Microsoft and Intel employ some too. There are
> also numerous smaller companies using Ocaml. I work for a small
> tech startup and about 50% of the code I write for work is in
> Ocaml.
>> Mind while, I would like to spend my time learning how to do
>> better algorithms that learning thousand of new languages.
> Ocaml is not about better algorithms its about different
> ways of thinking about programming.
>> Please let me know where I can find a program or opensource program that
>> could do this task. =)
> Which particular piece of ocaml code is it that you want to
> convert?
> Erik
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