Erlang is getting too big
Mon Oct 13 12:22:21 CEST 2003
An observation from the trenches.
There are huge problems out in the real world getting companies (or
even other departments) to adopt Erlang. One of the arguments in favour
of Erlang has been that it is a "small" language so the overhead of
learning it and, vastly more important, supporting the applications
written in it is small.
This is no longer the case, and from what I see on the mailing list and
in conferences there is a strong push towards adding more obfuscation
to an already large and (for C++ types) confusing language.
Please let us stop this profligate adding of new features otherwise we
will kill the takeup of Erlang stone dead.
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