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

attila.rajmund.nohl@REDACTED attila.rajmund.nohl@REDACTED
Fri Dec 15 12:59:34 CET 2006

On Thu, 14 Dec 2006, t ty wrote:

> On 12/14/06, Dominic Williams <xpdoka@REDACTED> wrote:
> [snip]
>> It seems to me this reasoning, although, valuable, does not refute the
>> argument that static typing might have /saved/ you a lot of testing effort.
> Is there actual empirical data showing static typing actually saving
> testing effort ?

It depends on the task at hand. I just hate it when I'm chasing a bug, I
compile the code, upload it, spend a couple of minutes to reproduce the
bug, then the code fails because I left a [] around a variable name and
have to restart the process - in this case the compiler could have save
me time.
"Beware of bugs in the above code; I have only proved it correct, not
  tried it."

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