Still waiting for swap prefetch
Posted Jul 27, 2007 11:56 UTC (Fri) by IkeTo
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> C and Python are not the only programming
> languages in the world!! You won't believe it, but other
> programming languages have been invented.
> My personal fave at the moment is OCaml. About as fast as C,
> statically typed, no buffer overflows, small memory footprint,
> access to Perl & Python libraries, and loads of native libs.
Two suggestions. Suggestion 1: start lobbying people all around to start using OCaml: universities, companies, etc. If you are successful you have a bunch of people who *know* what it is (currently the people with that characteristics are so few that it doesn't matter). Or choose suggestion 2: start implementing some *real cool* thing in OCaml, making sure that developing the equivalent thing (e.g., with same performance, flexibility, etc) is so expensive that nobody can do *because of a choice of different language*. Then you serve as an example showing others the real benefit of the language.
Before you do so, accept that languages behaving the same way as in C or Python are those who know by those who work on creating applications. Problem is, money talks. If the industry do need C and Python, that's what's university courses teach, that's what's people know, and that's what applications will be written in.
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