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Comment: I voted Ocaml, but I have reasons. (Score 3, Insightful) 1298

by Rhesus Piece (#13553282) Attached to: I wish people would just ...
Taking Meds would be a quick second.
Why did I vote Ocaml?
Well, I'm thinking in terms of how much of our world is being run by software now-a-days, and how that is looking to increase.

I don't think Ocaml necessarily, but on one level, if every programmer were experienced in a strongly-typed functional language (even if they didn't use it), I believe software would be better. For most programmers, learning something like Haskell requires a complete rewire of their brain. I say that is a good thing.

Secondly, I consider way too much of the world's software to be written in lower-level languages than need be. I think a lot of software would have far less bugs and be more flexible if it were developed in a language such as Ocaml.

At this point, programming in any language that doesn't allow for higher order functions is rather annoying.

Man, I kinda wish I'd been drinking so I'd have an excuse for the lack of flow and grammar in this post.

"Mach was the greatest intellectual fraud in the last ten years." "What about X?" "I said `intellectual'." ;login, 9/1990

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