yeah, we're just better then awk!

Bengt Kleberg <>
Mon Mar 3 15:02:58 CET 2003

> Date: Mon, 3 Mar 2003 08:50:56 -0500
> From: Shawn Pearce <>
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> Not sure if everyone has seen this:
> Apparently Erlang is just above Awk in the totally arbitrary
> ranking of langauges based on memory, cpu usage and lines of
> code to implement the pointless tests.  :)

fyi: i have submitted more up-to-date versions of the erlang programs
(that run faster and are shorter), but they have not been accepted.
the reasons are
1 mr bagley is not updating his unix page.
2 the page that is updated, by somebody else, is using windows versions
of all languages. the windows version of erlang does not handle
erl -s module func < input_data
correctly. (no ''eof'' atom at end-of-file. this has been mentioned on
this list)


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