5 second Erlang Submission

ke han <>
Tue Aug 29 16:48:13 CEST 2006


3 seconds...

" 'Selective receive' _is_ the unit test !!!"
ke han

On Aug 29, 2006, at 5:28 PM, Gordon Guthrie wrote:

>>   (Gordon Guthrie) writes:
>> |> Erlang was designed by people who build products. All other  
>> languages
>> were
>> |> designed by people who build languages. Do you build products?
>>
>> C was designed at Bell Labs, and it first use was in ESS#4
>> telephony switches and in UNIX. C is an execllent language for its
>> purpose, Erlang is good for it's purpose. I think you could make
>> table:
>>
>> Algol: Language designers
>> Pascal: Teaching
>> Lisp: Language desigers
>> Ada: Language designers
>> C: Product designers
>> Simula: People want to simulate things (also object orienters)
>> CLU: The mother of true object orientation
>> Erlang: Product designers
>> C++: Religious object orientation
>> Haskel: Language designer
>> Mercury: ?
>> ML: Language designers
>>
>> Probably I've got a lot wrong here :-)
>
> Allow me to rephrase:
>
> All other languages ride in the imperpial triumphal chariot wearing
> purple, whilst Erlang is the slave behind them whispering "Respice  
> post
> te! Programmem te memento!"
>
> (Look behind you! You are but a programme).
>
> Gordon
>
> Cue jokes about C-sar and C++sar, Lisp will be the Emperor  
> Claudius, etc,
> etc...




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