[erlang-questions] The Erlang Rationale

Kevin A. Smith <>
Tue Sep 30 01:45:25 CEST 2008

I've posted a PDF version of Robert's document in PDF format to the  
same topic. Hopefully even more people will be able to read this  
excellent document.

On Sep 29, 2008, at 6:02 PM, Robert Virding wrote:

> I have just released a document called the Erlang Rationale.
> The Rationale is an attempt to explain why things look like they do  
> in Erlang and our thinking behind many of the properties and  
> features of the language. There is also some descriptions of part of  
> the system which today seem to lack description, for example the i/o  
> system and groups. The Rationale mainly deals with the core parts of  
> the language and the older parts of the libraries and not OTP.
> It is to be considered to be work-in-progress and I will add to it  
> when I find the time and get the urge. Please come with comments and  
> suggestions on what is there and what you feel should be there.
> Sorry for it being in Word format but this is the best I can do for  
> a simple editor which allows making diagrams and runs on Windows.
> It can be found on trapexit.org user contributions:
> http://forum.trapexit.org/viewtopic.php?p=44172#44172
> Robert
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