Erlang, the mathematician?
Mon Feb 1 22:11:58 CET 1999
On Mon, 1 Feb 1999, Craig Dickson wrote:
> 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?
'Cor blimy - strike a duck - wot a coincidence !
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