[Baypiggies] Eric Raymond likes Python

Shannon -jj Behrens jjinux at gmail.com
Fri Sep 18 12:27:26 CEST 2009

> I was looking for a commercial answer, aka "does anyone actually seriously
> use OCAML and for what?".

There are several startups in the Bay area that use Ocaml.  Alec can
correct me if I'm wrong, but even Freebase uses it for an internal
compiler-like thingy.  At IronPort, we used ML in our fuzzy hash

In my own experiments, I've found Ocaml and Haskell to require just
slightly more lines of code than Python, but perform way, way, way

One time at PyCon, I asked if we could add a "match" statement to
Python like Haskell has.  I was booed ;)


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