[erlang-questions] Fwd: newbie distel / general node help

Garry Hodgson <>
Wed Feb 28 17:48:40 CET 2007


Mats Cronqvist <> wrote:
> Raoul Duke wrote:
> > a) if "pang" means error, i think "pang" is a pretty misleading thing
> > to be responding with :-) and "error" or "failed" or something like
> > that would be more helpful to newbies.
> 
>    yes, that really sucks. fyi, "pang" is the sound cartoon guns makes in 
> swedish. i guess way back, when the Erlang user base fit in an elevator, someone 
> thought it was funny that ping could return pong (good) or pang (bad). and i 
> guess it is kind of funny, but only if you speak swedish...

i *love* pang!  don't ever change that.


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