Erlang is getting too big

Lennart Öhman lennart.ohman@REDACTED
Mon Oct 13 12:56:17 CEST 2003

I agree with the previous "speaker".


Sean Hinde wrote:
> Hi,
> 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.
> Sean

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