[erlang-questions] separators before end
Thu Sep 20 18:16:36 CEST 2007
> And I've encountered people who refuse to use erlang because of the
> atom/Variable thing. Teaching your brain to be able to switch idioms
> is good for it. I suggest you try it more often.
I agree. That sort of thinking has kept Lisp out of the mainstream. All
sorts of things *I* would have designed differently with the Erlang
language. However, I certainly don't think we should destabilize a
successful language to suit my personal preferences, particularly as I am
not the one who would program any of the changes. Unless I'm willing to sit
down and write my own language (Mercerlang?), I suppose I'll take what the
Swedes give me and be thankful.
The big winner for the language is that it has been used to develop
extremely reliable systems. If I have to wade through some non-Lisp-like or
non-C-like syntax to get that, I think I can manage, and not whine *too*
I'd have designed English differently, too.
[mailto:] On Behalf Of David Terrell
Sent: Thursday, September 20, 2007 10:14
To: Minsloc Tarren
Subject: Re: [erlang-questions] separators before end
On Thu, Sep 20, 2007 at 01:44:41AM +0200, Minsloc Tarren wrote:
> depends on the individual as with everything. for me, reading that it is
> separator was enough, as separator logically separates two things.
> In python's case, the only people who complain about whitespace are people
> > who haven't used it (although they usually don't go as far as to call
> > creator an idiot on a completely unrelated list).
> it's a matter of taste. and sorry, maybe i'm not weighting words, but if
> find some decision idiotic, i'm not afraid/ashamed to say so.
And I've encountered people who refuse to use erlang because of the
atom/Variable thing. Teaching your brain to be able to switch idioms
is good for it. I suggest you try it more often.
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