[erlang-questions] "Erlang as a First Language" -- crazy? or just stupid?

Toby Thain <>
Mon Dec 28 05:50:22 CET 2009


On 27-Dec-09, at 6:01 PM, egarrulo wrote:

> 2009/12/24 Toby Thain <>
> ...
>
> And if you learn by, and become accustomed to, source level  
> debugging, would you not atrophy skills such as auditing code by  
> eye and reasoning about it statically, and become tool reliant?
>
> Maybe. Can you still make math without a calculator? That depends  
> on whether you have kept honed such skills.

I cultivate the habit of using pencil and paper instead of a  
calculator for that reason.

> When a program misbehaves, I usually stare at its code first.
>

Also a habit to be cultivated.

--Toby



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