Armstrong vs. Stroustrup

Niclas Eklund <>
Tue May 18 09:11:43 CEST 2004


Hm, you wrote "we would". Does that mean that you want to star in a
re-make?! ;-)

/Nick

> No, no and again, NO!!!
> 
> It is far too embarassing.
> 
> Anyway, we would have to remake the film as it has the old "Prolog"
> style syntax and we should not confuse people.
> 
> /mike
> 
> 
> 
> 
> In article <>,
>   (Joe Armstrong) writes:
> |> 
> |>   You're joking - it was great -  the best bit was you standing in the
> |> hole - we could release the transcripts :-)
> |> 
> |> 	(joe)    "Hello Mike" 
> |> 	(mike)   "Hello Joe"
> |> 	(joe)    "Hello Robert"
> |> 	(robert) "Hello Joe"
> |> 
> |>   (Joe) and  there we uuuurrr uuummm  are errrr -  back in conference,
> |> I'll just press this button and see what happens ...
> |> 
> |> 	(mike)        "Hello Joe"
> |> 	(joe)         "Hello Mike"
> |> 	(mike)        "Hello Robert"
> |> 	(robert)      "Hello Mike" 
> |> 	(joe)         "Hello Robert"
> |> 	(robert)      "Hello Joe"
> |> 	(mike)        "Hello Robert AND Joe"
> |> 	(Joe and Robert together, 
> |> 	with amazed voices) 	"Hello Mike"
> |> 
> |>   Camera cuts  to Mike standing in  hole grinning like  a Cheshire cat
> |> "We've just seen an err, umm example of errr ummm, our language ...."
> |> 
> |>   We  actually  wrote  the  script  -  which is  why  we're  still  in
> |> programming and not script writing :-)
> |> 
> |>  /Joe
> |> 
> |> 
> |> 
> |> On 17 May 2004, Mike Williams wrote:
> |> 
> |> > As one of the main "actors" in "Erlang the Movie", I
> |> > absolutely and categorically forbid its showing *anywhere*. If there
> |> > was a competition for "turkey" short movies, I think we would win
> |> > hands down.
> |> > 
> |> > So, please, please, please, forget we made that retched film in 1990!
> |> > 
> |> > I do have a copy of it in my safe, but I have forgotten the combination
> |> > and put instructions in my will that it should be burnt following my
> |> > demise.
> |> > 
> |> > /mike
> |> > 
> |> > 
> |> > 
> |> > 
> |> > 
> |> > In article <>,
> |> >   (=?ISO-8859-1?Q?G=F6ran_B=E5ge?=) writes:
> |> > |> Luke Gorrie wrote:
> |> > |> > Eric Newhuis <> writes:
> |> > |> > 
> |> > |> > 
> |> > |> >>Joe, when are you going to produce "The Design of Erlang" video?
> |> > |> > 
> |> > |> > 
> |> > |> > Rumour has it that there lurks in the Ericsson archives a video known
> |> > |> > as "Erlang: The Movie". Sounds like something worth digitising :-)
> |> > |> > 
> |> > |> 
> |> > |> It's a classic,  "Hello Mike, Hello Joe ..."
> |> > |> 
> |> > |> -- 
> |> > |> -- Goran
> |> > |> -------------------- May the Snow be with you -------
> |> > |>   Goran Bage
> |> > |>   Byvagen 10,      SE-133 34 Saltsjobaden,      Sweden
> |> > |>   email:,       phone: +46 8 7172907
> |> > |> 
> |> > 
> |> 
> 




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