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Date: 2009-01-15 (17:50)
From: Richard Jones <rich@a...>
Subject: Re: [Caml-list] What is a future of ocaml?
On Wed, Jan 14, 2009 at 09:28:59AM -0800, Dario Teixeira wrote:
> Speaking of which, there's something that's been on my mind for quite
> some time: what's the holdup preventing INRIA from having more manpower
> dedicated to Ocaml?

Honestly I don't think we need to fixate on the core compiler.  If the
compiler had a new release once a year it really wouldn't matter.
Perl 5.x releases new versions less often than once a year, and that
wasn't what killed Perl take-up (it was the Osborne Effect around Perl
6 which did that, combined with O'Reilly dropping financial support).

What's needed is activity in all the other areas around the compiler -
I listed a few in my other response.


Richard Jones
Red Hat