[erlang-questions] RE : Erlang now in the railway industry

Richard A. O'Keefe <>
Tue Sep 12 01:41:00 CEST 2006


"BETIS Alexandre" <> wrote:
	I pretended Erlang was just a C library dedicated to the 
	writing of high availability systems. In fact, this is 
	partly true. As Mr Spock would say, "Why lie when you can 
	just omit?".
	
I'm reminded of a true Prolog story.
Consultant C was to write a program for organisation O.
Organisation O demanded that all such programs be written in language L.
Consultant C was of the opinion that Prolog was the right language
for the job, but alas, L wasn't Prolog.
So Consultant C wrote a Prolog interpreter in L, and delivered that as
"the program", while the "real" program was described as
"configuration data".




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