[erlang-questions] Reassigning variables

Tony Arcieri <>
Wed Mar 18 05:29:41 CET 2009

On Tue, Mar 17, 2009 at 8:38 PM, Richard O'Keefe <> wrote:

> > Programmers understand how variable reassignment and multiple function
> > call returns work: every beginner programming language includes them.
> Not so:  Melbourne University used to use Miranda as their beginner
> programming language, and it doesn't include those things.

Perhaps a better way to phrase that argument is: most programmers today are
not used to it, and a large number (perhaps irrationally) detest it.

As to whether or not this group of programmers would make good Erlang
programmers is another question...

Tony Arcieri
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