SML vs Ocaml for ECMA script spec.
ncannasse at motion-twin.com
Tue Oct 24 05:31:46 PDT 2006
>>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.
Yes, the not-native support of continuations in OCaml would have maybe
been a problem. Even if I prefer OCaml - or even better my own NekoML ;)
- any language in the ML family should be enough powerful to express the
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