[plt-scheme] Comments on OCaml by Schemers?

From: Shriram Krishnamurthi (sk at cs.brown.edu)
Date: Sat Jun 2 09:03:28 EDT 2007

My view is that every Scheme programmer should spend some
time programming in ML.  If you like it, stay.  If you don't like it,
return, and you'll know the answer to this question for yourself.
More likely you will be ambivalent, using Scheme for some work
and ML for other work, and that's just fine, too.

I don't think you will learn nearly as much about ML by asking
questions like this on a list.  There's not much substitute for
actual experience with the ML type system and the informal
claim that "once you get the types right, your program is right".
[Bizarre as it sounds, this is true more often than one might think --
but I believe only for certain *kinds* of programs.]


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