[erlang-questions] The Beauty of Erlang Syntax
Tue Feb 24 18:14:47 CET 2009
It's kinda funny how often people think of things like reliability,
high-availability, etc. as "academic" concerns. An awful lot of
companies care primarily about how fast low-skilled developers can
crank out new features.
On Feb 24, 2009, at 8:38 AM, David Cabana wrote:
> Christian wrote:
>> I used to think that I liked erlang programming just because it was
>> quite academic, and that this was just a personal preference.
> I'm curious what you mean by saying that Erlang is "academic". If you
> were talking about Haskell (for instance) I could go understand. But
> Erlang was built by people working in industry, with the goal of
> supporting the development of commercial products. It doesn't get
> much more pragmatic than that. In what sense is Erlang academic?
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