Still waiting for swap prefetch
Posted Aug 2, 2007 7:40 UTC (Thu) by renox
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My problem with Ocaml is its syntax and its functional mindset: I tried once to learn Ocaml and I disliked the syntax plus the PDF book I used insisted on using functional way to solve everything which is strange as Ocaml is said to support both imperative and functional style, why the book insisted so much on the functional style is beyond me, bleach.
So to be successful, Ocaml would need 2 things:
1) replace the current default syntax with a better one.
There is already an alternative syntax for Ocaml (so apparently I'm not the only one who don't like the default syntax), it's quite better and F# (an Ocaml clone for .Net) 's syntax looks even better.
2) improve tutorials book to teach both imperative style and functional style, without having such blatant bias towards functional style, it has its place but not for everything.
Somehow I doubt that will happen, so Ocaml is bound to stay in the limelight..
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