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GNOME Platform Stormclouds

GNOME Platform Stormclouds

Posted Mar 27, 2004 10:30 UTC (Sat) by mly (guest, #2171)
In reply to: GNOME Platform Stormclouds by Cato
Parent article: GNOME Platform Stormclouds

Or you can just use OCaml (Objective Caml), which is garbage collected and dynamic like Perl/PHP/Tcl/Ruby/Python, but also has strong inference-based type checking...

I realize that this helps improve performance, but does it prevent spelling errors?


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GNOME Platform Stormclouds

Posted Mar 28, 2004 6:40 UTC (Sun) by Cato (subscriber, #7643) [Link]

Yes, OCaml prevents spelling mistakes in variable names and any type mis-matches, just like C/C++ type checking. In addition, it can also catch more subtle errors - my OCaml page (see original post) has a link to an example where a similar language's compiler detected an infinite loop at compile time


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