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Hoes dows the productivity incidence of Lisp and OCaml compare?

I am about to start a new project and I cannot decide if I should pick OCaml or Lisp for the project. My main concern is about the difference of productivity — if any. I program OCaml since 1998 ...
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How to deal with hard configurations at the component level?

I distinguish three organisation levels while programming: the library level, the component level and the application level. A library defines functions to solve a range of related problems or ...
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Type checking and recursive types (Writing the Y combinator in Haskell/Ocaml)

When explaining the Y combinator in the context of Haskell, it's usually noted that the straight-forward implementation won't type-check in Haskell because of its recursive type. For example, from ...
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Why does OCaml's (and F#'s) type inference algorithm need tagging functions as recursive? [duplicate]

From Real World OCaml (beta): OCaml distinguishes between non-recursive definitions (using let) and recursive definitions (using let rec) largely for technical reasons: the type-inference ...
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Is OCaml any good for numerical analysis?

I'm currently using C and some FORTRAN to solve numerically systems of differential equations. I'm a bit fed up with both of these languages but I need to have some (rather) efficient code... I'm ...
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Why isn't OCaml more popular?

I've always heard that C is the language of choice to use for embedded systems, or anything that needs to run at maximum speed. I never developed a fondness for C, mostly because I don't like pointer ...