[erlang-questions] Is erlang a web language?

Toby Thain toby@REDACTED
Sat Feb 14 19:51:27 CET 2009

On 12-Feb-09, at 12:12 PM, Kevin Scaldeferri wrote:

> On Feb 12, 2009, at 7:53 AM, Joe Armstrong wrote:
>> No language serves up library code to you on a plate with no effort
>> involved.
> This is true, but OTOH, Erlang requires much more effort than many
> other language (Perl being the gold standard here, I would say;

Or arguably Java - where the libraries are indeed delivered on a  
plate, and are generally very high quality.


> with
> Ruby and, increasingly, Haskell making good showings).  A good
> repository of reusable code is a huge boon to a language.
>> At the end of the day most good programmers end up writing the code
>> they want
>> because it is *quicker* than searching in vain for library code that
>> may or may not work and may of may not do what they want. Even if  
>> they
>> find the code they cannot
>> be sure that it is 100% correct.
> Respectfully, I think that's quite untrue.  Perhaps there are some
> problem domains where it holds, but there are many others where it's
> not the case.  It would be pure arrogance to think that you are just
> going to whip out an XML parser or an implementation of many of the
> common internet protocols that is more correct than library code
> that's been used by many people over many months or years.
> -kevin
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