[Haskell-cafe] Haskell vs. OCaml (was: Strings in Haskell)

Martin Jambon martin_jambon at emailuser.net
Tue Jan 23 19:20:49 EST 2007

On Tue, 23 Jan 2007, Alexy Khrabrov 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?  Was
> it the state of affairs then that OCaml was more efficient (? --
> WAGuess), and would they prefer Haskell now?  I'm trying to make sense
> out of OCaml objects out of that already infamously annoying
> "Practical OCaml" book, and class object <blah>... doesn't look like
> much, not to say that "class object" sounds about as bad as most
> English in that book.  (Written by an English major...  What a decline
> in US education! :)

According to people's reviews, that book is just as bad as the sample 
chapter (chapter 6), which is like the worst technical book ever.

You'd better read Jon Harrop's book "Objective Caml for Scientists", or 
use online resources.

(I am being off-topic?)


Martin Jambon

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