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On Feb 10, 2007, at 1:15 AM, Morton Goldberg wrote:

> On Feb 10, 2007, at 1:13 AM, ara.t.howard / noaa.gov wrote:
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>> http://www.cs.caltech.edu/~mvanier/hacking/rants/ 
>> scalable_computer_programming_languages.html
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>
> That's really good. Thanks for sharing. I followed the link. I  
> think the article is well worth reading.

I have to disagree with the paper a bit.  It seems that the author is  
evaluating languages in a vacuum without practical considerations...  
typical for academia.

If he likes OCAML so much, is there a mod_ocaml for apache?  are  
there MIME, SMTP, IMAP libraries available?   Is there a a nice  
framework like Rails to build with?  (just picking on it because the  
author likes it so much. I've never used OCAML)

The pragmatic side of me says I don't have time to look at a language  
that can't get the job done. (even if you add "yet" to that).

More importantly, the scalability of a language depends more on the  
programmer than the language.   I've seen scalable and brittle code  
in almost all of those languages.

David Morton
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