Reply to: convincing management to switch to Ocaml

From: Jens Olsson (
Date: Thu Aug 12 1999 - 12:36:35 MET DST

From: Jens Olsson <>
Date: Thu, 12 Aug 1999 12:36:35 +0200 (MET DST)
Subject: Reply to: convincing management to switch to Ocaml
In-Reply-To: <14239.6150.864319.797849@gargle.gargle.HOWL>

I'd like to add some of my reflections to the discussion:

>* Ocaml is an academic langage

Functional languages are in use in the industry. I have working
experience with Erlang which is a functional language used in real time=

telecom software. This particular language (as far as I know anyway)
is being developed from scratch by and for the industry. See for information if interested.

>* Ocaml is a slow implementation

I think Ensemble could be a good example of rather advanced software
developed in Ocaml that achieves very good performance compared to
C/C++ equivalents.


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