Erlang article #1 on programming.reddit.com

Darrin Thompson <>
Fri Aug 18 08:06:18 CEST 2006


On 8/17/06, Richard A. O'Keefe <> wrote:
> I mentioned the
>     (let N = 0 then N+1, S = 0 then S+X
>      for X <- List, X > 0
>      in  S/N
>     )
> construct that had been designed recently in this mailing list.

So now the n00bs all complain that they can't understand how the loops work. ;-)

Maybe we could worry this problem when we are _actually_ taking over the world.

Meanwhile, I'm happy to see that people are taking Erlang seriously.
My experience with Reddit is that a high ranking front page link ==
6000 readers. Wonderful!

To deal effectively with an influx of interest we need to tactfully
deal with Erlang's shortcomings early in the tutorial path. Strings,
unicode, and weak metaprogramming compared to lisp (smerl
notwithstanding...), all need to be addressed. If one of those is a
dealbreaker, Joe N00b needs to know earlier than later.

--
Darrin



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