[erlang-questions] Why is Erlang what it is?

Mats Cronqvist <>
Wed Dec 13 16:52:57 CET 2006

Kirill Zaborski wrote:
> [...] are there any reasons why static typing is dead?

   essentially because ericsson (who funds the OTP development) has reached the 
conclusion that static typing would not improve the reliability of their 
products. some ericsson people might even argue that static typing would lower 
the quality of said products.


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