prosys / chartermi.net wrote:
> Hi All,
> 
> I'm new here, and I hope I don't offend anyone by mentioning a 
> different programming language here on Ruby-Talk.

Not at all. We (some of us, at least) encourage it.

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> I did notice OCaml (Objective Caml) at the top of the list -- 
> right up there with C.  And, in my investigation, I discovered 
> the OCaml can be run as a script interpreter _and_ that it can 
> also compile byte-code and native code!  Wow -- just what I've 
> been looking for.  But for some strange reason, I am still drawn 
> to Ruby.

For what it's worth, you can also get OCaml (or a version of it ) for 
.net as well.  It's called F#.

http://research.microsoft.com/projects/ilx/fsharp-manual-extras.aspx



> 
> Could someone please offer a comparison between OCaml and Ruby?

*I* can't, but would love to hear one.  OCaml looks quite interesting.

James