[Haskell-cafe] Strings in Haskell

Tim Docker timd at macquarie.com.au
Tue Jan 23 17:37:34 EST 2007

Alexy Khabrov wrote:

  > I wonder if that's another reason OCaml is used in a(t least one)
  > hedge fund -- why Jane St. preferred OCaml to Haskell, I wonder?
  > it the state of affairs then that OCaml was more efficient (? --
  > WAGuess), and would they prefer Haskell now?  

Ocaml definitely has more visibility in finance, due to at least two
real world uses:

     - at Jane St Capital
     - The lexifi contract description language (www.lexifi.com)

I'm not aware of any ongoing haskell work in finance, other that
some private work being done by Alain Cremieux, reported in the HCAR.
I'd be happy to learn of any more, however. I don't think there's any
reasons right now why one ought to favour ocaml over haskell in
this domain.


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