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

Henning Thielemann lemming at henning-thielemann.de
Tue Nov 13 06:49:29 EST 2007

On Tue, 13 Nov 2007, Jon Harrop wrote:

> On Tuesday 13 November 2007 08:41, Henning Thielemann wrote:
> > On Tue, 13 Nov 2007, Jon Harrop wrote:
> > > Penetration is highest in parts of industry where small groups of
> > > talented programmers get together, most notably startups. Look at
> > > XenSource, Wolfram Research, The MathWorks,
> >
> > ?? Mathematica and MatLab are just the opposite of statically safe
> > programming.
> Absolutely. I was referring to a prototype Mathematica JIT compiler (developed
> in OCaml),


> the FFT routines in MATLAB (FFTW: written in OCaml) and the SML software
> that The MathWorks sell.

I see, but FFTW was not developed by MathWorks, but by Matteo Frigo and
Steven G. Johnson (says fftw.org), and MathWorks continues to ignore
functional programming as such, isn't it?

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