Subject: Re: C++ briar patch (Was: Object IDs are bad)
From: Erik Naggum <>
Date: 1997/05/08
Newsgroups: comp.lang.scheme,comp.lang.lisp,comp.lang.misc,comp.lang.functional,comp.lang.c++
Message-ID: <>

* David Monniaux
| In a nutshell: ML won't be used commercially because there's no
| commercial compiler for it, and surely people won't start making a
| commercial compiler for it if nobody uses it in the commercial world.
| :-)

* Andrew Koenig
| Absolutely correct, unfortunately.

The Harlequin Group made MLWorks available for beta testing last fall.  the
beta license expired 1997-01-01, after which I received a questionnaire and
some notes on how to get the commercial product.  I elected not to buy it.
well over 100 people got a copy of this product (and some of the mailings,
hence I know the numbers).

take a look at <URL:>

you can even download an evaluation version.  yes, this products exists is
available on a large number of platforms.

I hope you're better informed in other cases where you use "absolutely
correct" about something, Andrew.

if we work harder, will obsolescence be farther ahead or closer?