[erlang-questions] Erlang vs Clojure

Kostis Sagonas <>
Sat Nov 24 22:28:18 CET 2007


Ciprian Dorin Craciun wrote:
> On Nov 12, 2007 7:35 PM, Torbjorn Tornkvist <> wrote:
>> Ciprian Dorin Craciun wrote:
>>
>>>     Just a some minor complaints (so they can be ignored :) I would
>>> gladly use Erlang for most projects I am working on -- which usually
>>> reside on server side -- if:
>>>     -- I would have a nice macro system that blends into the normal
>>> syntax -- for example in Common Lisp 'or' is implemented as a macro,
>>> but you don't notice it...
>>
>> I don't think Erlang has got (big) 'problems' in these areas.
> 
>     Please don't understand me wrong. I am not overlooking the power
> of Erlang, and also I am not minimizing the importance of all the
> systems built in Erlang. I am just pointing some areas where some
> improvements would make a difference -- at least for me.


Can you please elaborate on what you want to see?  Are you claiming that 
because Erlang does not have a nice macro system, it really hinders your 
application development?

In what areas/applications the macro system is not doing what you want 
it to?  Some examples would help (at least me).

Kostis

(Btw, there are people in this list that claim - often with very good 
arguments - that the Erlang preprocessor should be taken out and/or 
replaced and that macros are the sort of all evil.)



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