[MLton] another MLton user at Sourcelight
Mon, 28 Jun 2004 16:19:01 -0500
Shilad, some one here at Sourcelight, has been playing with MLton for some
stuff he needed to do which would have been too slow in anything except
either MLton or C and has been very happy with the result. He said that the
program would have taken about 1/2 day in C, and it only took about 1.5 days
in MLton, and that includes the time to learn SML syntax and the like.
He said that now that he understood the syntax and such that it would
probably only take an hour or two.
I asked him how the error messages were and he said that they were very good.
One minor bug: he had just installed Debian on his machine and had not
installed gcc and when MLton was installed it failed because it did not
explicitly mention the dependency (from MLton to SML).