ML as the ES4 spec meta-language

Brendan Eich brendan at
Fri Oct 20 13:19:02 PDT 2006

On Oct 20, 2006, at 4:14 PM, John Cowan wrote:

> Brendan Eich scripsit:
>> We seem to have chosen ML (OCaml with call/cc, probably) as the meta-
>> language for the ES4 spec.
> That's why it's called ML (MetaLanguage); ML began as a metalanguage.

Yeah, we know.

> I wish you were using SML instead of OCaml, but I suppose I can learn.

It's not hard :-P.


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