OCaml wins a comparative study

From: Patrick Loiseleur (Patrick.Loiseleur@lri.fr)
Date: Fri Jan 08 1999 - 10:35:46 MET

From: Patrick Loiseleur <Patrick.Loiseleur@lri.fr>
Date: Fri, 8 Jan 1999 10:35:46 +0100 (MET)
To: caml-list@pauillac.inria.fr
Subject: OCaml wins a comparative study

According to D. McClain, OCaml is currently the best programming
language for scientific processing. At the URL


one can found a detailed comparative study of C++, IDL, Fortran, SML,
Ocaml, Dylan, Erlang, Clean, Haskell, Lisp, Mathematica. O'Caml is
praised for the easyness of code writing and code maintenance, hi-quality
documentation but also for the speed of the compiler and the quality
of code generated :

<< And most importantly, the CAML version works, and it works properly?
every time. I am assured, having monitored its runtime behavior that
there are no memory leaks. Furthermore, the quality of code generated
by the CAML compiler has been analyzed by the Intel VTune system and
it show no pipeline stalls, maximum parallelism between integer and
floating point units, and machine assembly code that is as good or
better than can be achieved by hand coding.>>

[Version francaise]
Ocaml est le vainqueur d'une confrontation entre plusieurs langages de
pogrammation (C++, IDL, Fortran, SML, Ocaml, Dylan, Erlang, Clean,
Haskell, Lisp, Mathematica) utilsés pour des calculs
scientifiques. Les vertus reconnues à OCaml sont la clarté du code,
la facilité de la maintenance et la qualité de la documentation, mais
aussi la vitesse et la qualité du code généré.
On peut consuler cet article à l'adresse :


Bien cordialement,


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