Ian Bicking: the old part of his blog

Re: Respecting the programmer comment 000

Sure. ML probably should be more mainstreamy (though OCaml IIRC does just that). The Lisp and FP communities (I guess) consist more of scientists/math people than programmers, so there are no real app repositories, although there seems to be work on that.

I wouldn't group ML and Java either (God, no!), but their static typing solves lots of problems in my experience (Java much less, though).

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