Erlang language issues
Mon Apr 22 18:35:41 CEST 2002
> The actual porting problem is deemed to be minor, as
> long as the language changes are minor.
> So that's one data point (which I hope I summarized fairly).
> Anybody else
> want to comment, please do.
OK, I'll add that from a T-Mobile (UK) (I am practising not saying the old
name!) point of view, with only our several years work worth of codebase, I
would be happy to migrate code in such cases if it improves the language.
Apart from anything else we don't have any pesky external customers (only
pesky internal ones :-) ).
> In closing, I'd like to say that I do _not_ propose continuing changes
> to the language in this way. Not at all. But I do think we
> need an orderly
> way to change things when the language is getting hairy.
I'd actually be happy to see any deprecated features disappear within a
release or two (so long as there's a better replacement - even better again
if there are automated update tools).
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