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The few times I've made small utilities in OCaml have proven satisfying (quick to code up, correct once I made it past the type checker). I wonder if the Jane Street folks ever use OCaml in the places people usually stick python or shell scripts.

It would appear that they do. http://ocaml.janestreet.com/?q=node/80

They do. Yaron has stated a few times that Ocaml is their go-to language in almost all cases unless it really cannot be used.

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