Language Bindings for Erlang Again (Opinion)
Thu Jun 8 04:58:16 CEST 2006
Gerd Flaig wrote:
> as often as I hear that argument, I still don't understand it. Anyone
> you would want to hire for software development can pick up Erlang in
> a few days and OTP in four to eight weeks.
The complete rearrangement to functional programming and message passing
does not come easily for 99% of software developers. Now, we can
argue whether you should hire people like that, but if you ignore 99% of
all developers, your language is unlikely to become very widespread.
OTP cannot be picked up in 4 to 8 weeks because its documentation sucks.
Why do I use OTP? When do I use OTP? When do I *not* use OTP?
A reference manual like we currently have is merely a first step.
Something on the list like "Guru of the Week" was for C++ would be
useful and wouldn't require the publication of a book.
>> I'd like to see some good books on "modern erlang/otp"
>> for example.
> Yes, something like Practical Common Lisp, only for Erlang.
Ayup. That would be nice.
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