Erlang is getting too big

Sean Hinde sean.hinde@REDACTED
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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