[erlang-questions] Erlide packageability (was Re: "Erlang as a First Language" -- crazy? or juststupid?)

Robert Raschke <>
Wed Dec 23 14:58:11 CET 2009

If writing code is too hard, try Scratch (http://scratch.mit.edu/), the
modern day Logo.

But otherwise, programming is a mostly textual thing. So a good editor that
suits one's personality is pretty important (I also mean IDEs, as they
include an editor).

And I get the distinct impression there are two definitions of "programming"
floating about: assemble something from libraries (the handyman approach)
vs. build a system according to design rules (the engineering approach).

The latter has always been "too hard". Shame that SW tends not to kill
people, otherwise, we'd be much further along the road most other
engineering practices have gone down. But maybe it's just the "youth" of the
profession ... me cynical? surely not ;-)


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