@fribbledom JS uwu Camel
@fribbledom What are you trying to gauge, anyway? Quality? Usefulness? Popularity?
I'm neither trying to gauge, nor trying to read anything into these results, really. It's just a fun game. Seeing how many people participate even for the polls with the most obscure languages, it'll probably end up being a popularity contest, but that's fine.
@fribbledom It is a cool way to find out about languages I’ve never heard of before, like OCaml. Whatever it is, it clearly has an organized fanbase. :-)
@fribbledom used ocaml a little in uni and mostly liked it but the type-strict operators was kind of annoying. my brain deflated a little the moment the prof told us that you use + for integers and +. for floats.
@crlf @fribbledom It's because you can't introduce the polymorphic operators without wrecking the whole language for it: either with type-classes, or SML-style exceptional status of the operators.
Although it indeed is kind of annoying, I'd argue it's a small price to pay for the elegance and simplicity, and most importantly safety from all sorts of errors due to the implicit conversion between numeric types you didn't mean…
@amiloradovsky @fribbledom I'll also admit to not knowing much else about the ocaml type system. it was a language theory course and it only taught enough of the language for us to get done what we had to. a few years later I would learn a bit of haskell and enjoy the polymorphic numbers but also really hate them (especially Int vs Integer, ugh). so looking back I can kind of appreciate it. maybe I should learn more ocaml for real.
@fribbledom noooo :(
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