On Wed, Dec 18, 2002 at 12:11:56AM +0900, Wai-Sun Chia wrote:
> Sorry for the OT post, but I need some advise from some like-minded 
> folks who appreciate the finer gems in life ;-)
> 
> I'm planning to study a functional language in the comming year (new 
> year's resolution, as I have zero experience/knowledge on functional 
> languages) and have narrowed it down to either Ocaml and Haskell. It'd 
> be great if any of you could share your experiences with either one or 
> both of them.
> 
> Areas I'm interested in:
> - databases access (Mysql, PostgreSQL, Oracle)
> - network access (sockets, HTTP, SMTP, etc.)
> - operating system access (shared mem, etc.)
> - GUI widgets access (Qt, Gtk+, Fox, etc.)
> - web access (Apache module?)
> - object-orientedness
  ^^^ you won't need that in a FP language :)

I'd look at scheme (scsh e.g.), too, before you decide for one.

My ocaml programming experience still is limited, am just starting,
though I have to say that it's quite frustrating sometimes to get
your types right :)

-Martin