SML vs Ocaml for ECMA script spec.

Brendan Eich brendan at
Tue Oct 24 05:07:57 PDT 2006

On Oct 21, 2006, at 2:02 PM, Daniel C. Wang wrote:

> P.S. You guys obviously have enough taste to be thinking of using  
> any ML for the language spec. So, I'm sure after you review all the  
> facts you'll do the right thing again and choose SML.

Flattery will get you everywhere ;-).

We are agreed now on SML, using SMLNJ.  Our flirtation with OCaml was  
based on convenience and familiarity, but as I noted in another  
message, we were committed to using a small core language, plus  
continuation support of some kind (for OCaml this meant a patch; with  
SMLNJ, no patch).

Dave will post to LtU soon, I'm sure.


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