Erlang, the mathematician?

Craig Dickson crd@REDACTED
Mon Feb 1 15:20:24 CET 1999

Joe Armstrong wrote:

>> just out of curiosity, was Erlang named for the Danish mathematician
>> Krarup Erlang?
> Yes

The language spec says this, and I don't doubt it, but I've always suspected
a secondary meaning in the name: a contraction of the phrase "ERiccson
LANGuage". Is this just coincidental, or was anyone actually thinking this
at the time?


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