[erlang-questions] The Beauty of Erlang Syntax

Carsten Schultz carsten@REDACTED
Wed Feb 25 19:45:47 CET 2009

Michael Richter schrieb:
> I would like to ask a multi-part, but rhetorical, question of the list:
> Why do you think people stay away from functional programming languages
> in droves?
>    1. Is it because they're too stupid to understand them?
>    2. Is it because of an evil cabal of IT Illuminati who are trying to
>       squelch the true freedom of the programming masses?
>    3. Is it because the functional languages available do not seem to
>       meet their needs, whatever those may be?
>    4. Is it because the fans of functional languages often come across
>       as religious fanatics preaching the One True Way <tm> of programming?
>    5. Is it some combination of the above?

I am not sure if that makes me an example for 4, but as a Haskell
programmer I am wondering why this question would be relevant to a
discussion of Erlang.

Carsten Schultz (2:38, 33:47)
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