[erlang-questions] Surprising conclusion in . Parallel programming environments: less is more

Bengt Kleberg <>
Fri Oct 5 08:49:53 CEST 2007


would you mind explaining what you want the new language to be better _at_?
otherwise it is really easy to suggest swedish since it is much better 
at talking to swedes :-)

Those were the days...
    EPO guidelines 1978: "If the contribution to the known art resides
    solely in a computer program then the subject matter is not
    patentable in whatever manner it may be presented in the claims."

On 2007-10-04 19:41, David Mercer wrote:
> Ok:
>> Oh, and with about 6,000 natural languages
>> on Earth, we should most of us be so paralysed by choice that we don't
>> say anything!
> Good point.  I need to go check out some of those other languages to see if
> they would actually be better than English.  Anyone got any suggestions?
> I've heard Chinese is really good, because one character can convey an
> entire word, rather than having to string multiple characters together.
> On the other hand, the smaller alphabet of English is kind of like a macro
> capability, since you can form new words out of the basic building blocks.
> Maybe a language with a smaller alphabet is better though.  Greek has only
> 24 letters...
> Cheers,
> David
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