On Wed, 20 Jul 2005, Hal Fulton wrote:

> Devin Mullins wrote:
>> 
>> BTW, I'm not *completely* anti-Java. I do, after all, like the 
>> package/import thing it's got going, even if it does require decent IDE 
>> support not to be painful.
>> 
>
> Nor am I. I started learning it years ago, but since my job
> didn't require it, the culture surrounding it (read: bloat)
> grew faster than my ability to soak it up.
>
> When I first heard of it in '95, I hoped it was going to be
> something revolutionary. I served as a reviewer for the
> Sun docs. I found out quickly it was just another C-family
> language. Incrementally better than (say) C++, perhaps not
> as good as Objective C (matter of opinion of course) and
> probably not as good as C#.
>
> But, bottom line, evolution in that branch of the family
> is too slow for my taste. I knew that even before I found
> Ruby.
>
> I was probably looking for Smalltalk and never knew it. And
> conventional wisdom says that Lisp is the prince of all
> languages (though I never learned it).
>
> But I am happy with Ruby until something better comes along.
> Such as Ruby 2.0.

what do you think of ocaml hal?

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