[Haskell-cafe] Why are OCaml and Haskell being used at these companies?

Henning Thielemann lemming at henning-thielemann.de
Tue Nov 13 03:38:59 EST 2007

On Mon, 12 Nov 2007, Derek Elkins wrote:

> On Mon, 2007-11-12 at 15:51 -0800, Donn Cave wrote:
> > On Nov 12, 2007, at 12:00 PM, Galchin Vasili wrote:
> > > I am looking for (objective.. i.e. not juts FPL cheerleading)
> > > opinions as to why Wall Street ( http://www.janestcapital.com/) and
> > > banking  are now using OCaml and Haskell. I really want to
> > > understand what industrial markets are adopting FPLs and why in
> > > order to help push FPLs penetration into industry.
> > I wouldn't know about that, but incidentally, the first I heard of a
> > distinct Wall Street
> > software world, in the 90's, they were looking for Smalltalk
> > programmers.  Who knows
> > what those crazy guys will be doing next.
> Epigram?

>From a cooperation with a financial institution I got the impression, that
they have just enough money to try various things. Those guys e.g. believe
that if you throw enough mathematics (supported by their money, of course)
on their curves you can predict everything.

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