[erlang-questions] The erlang baby and the green JVM

Henning Diedrich <>
Thu Apr 1 05:48:53 CEST 2010


Clearly, I should have kept my mouth shut.

Thinking about it, I guess I don't want to be a Wikipedia staffer today.

Too bad. There must be a Wiki out there that still appreciates some 
humor. I'll try it on C&C.

Fred Hebert wrote:
> It sadly got reverted pretty fast.
>
> On Wed, Mar 31, 2010 at 11:03 PM, Henning Diedrich 
> < <mailto:>> wrote:
>
>     Judging from the comments, this is going to be around forever,
>     like Cedric's and Damien's rants.
>
>     So before somebody does it wrong, I added the info to Wikipedia's
>     Erlang and JVM entries. At least it's official then, it was a
>     serious omission.
>
>     And tomorrow, maybe somebody can add a "newbs read here" tag to
>     the blog post, at the top, blinking and cyan.
>
>     Henning
>
>
>     Ulf Wiger wrote:
>
>         David Mercer wrote:
>
>             My favorite line:
>
>             "A lot of the fault tolerance aspects of Erlang come from
>             people trying to
>             work around Joe's buggy VM."
>
>
>         This took on a whole new meaning at the SF Erlang Factory, as
>         Kresten Krab Thorup ("Kresten Krarup"?) demonstrated how Erlang
>         produced nice error reports when calling not-yet-implemented
>         BIFs in the Erjang VM. Erlang code is in fact tolerant of
>         bugs in the VM. :)
>
>         BR,
>         Ulf W
>
>
>


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