[erlang-questions] The Erlang Rationale

Kevin A. Smith <>
Tue Sep 30 13:48:45 CEST 2008


Huh. That's weird. I used OS X's 'Print to PDF' feature. Thanks for  
posting a non-garbled version!

--Kevin
On Sep 30, 2008, at 5:09 AM, Tuncer Ayaz wrote:

> On Tue, Sep 30, 2008 at 1:45 AM, Kevin A. Smith
> <> wrote:
>> 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.
>
> I tried in two different viewers/readers and at least starting with  
> the graphics
> the PDF seemed to be garbled. I've uploaded a new PDF which works  
> better.
>
>> --Kevin
>> 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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