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Date: 2009-08-17 (23:23)
From: Matthew Macy <mat.macy@g...>
Subject: Re: [Caml-list] Jane Street is hiring (as if you didn't already know)
On Mon, Aug 17, 2009 at 15:44, Erik de Castro
Lopo<mle+ocaml@mega-nerd.com> wrote:
> Matthew Macy wrote:
>> I don't anticipate ever doing functional programming professionally
> Why ever not?
> I'm at a small VC funded startup and I use Ocaml and Haskell
> for production code on a regular basis. We have a small but
> growing collection of code written in langauges that are a
> joy to work with and way more robust and debuggable than the
> larger body of C and C++ code we have.

When I re-sent the e-mail under my subscribed address I should have
further clarified my statement. If my initial e-mail address had been
allowed through it would have been self-evident. All of my
professional time is spent doing things like lock pushdown in the
network stack, identifying and eliminating false sharing between
structures, minimizing lock contention in the file system, 10GigE
network drivers etc. All of which is done in 'C' and will be for the
foreseeable future. Consequently, there is a gap between my areas of
expertise and the areas where functional programming comes in to play.
Thus, unless I shift my work in to one of those areas or pick up a
side project there I don't see how Ocaml could play a large role in my
life. My interest is purely out of intellectual curiosity.

I apologize for the confusion. I was not slighting functional
programming - just pointing out that even though I do not have any use
for the job postings I do not find them to be out of place.


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