Erlang killer app?

Alexander Williams <>
Fri Jul 19 01:21:35 CEST 2002

On Thu, Jul 18, 2002 at 02:52:38PM -0700, isaac gouy wrote:
> Is string manipulation/web page templating something

Personally, I wish Erlang had somewhat stronger support for string
manipulation -- since currently I use Python for my quick-hack bits,
and I'd really love to use Erlang for the bits instead.  (Replicating
the Python "os", "os.path", and "string" modules would be an excellent
first stop, there; and yes, I'm aware that Erlang isn't really
intended to be a stand-alone script system.)

If you count the number of times I use string.split in a typical hack,
I fear the counter will spin wildly.  :)

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