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

Mark Wagner <>
Thu Apr 1 05:58:36 CEST 2010


Wikipedia appreciates humor, just not in the articles.  If you look at
Wikipedia's front page, or at the community or internal-process pages,
there are plenty of April Fools' jokes going around.

-- 
Mark

On Wed, Mar 31, 2010 at 20:48, Henning Diedrich <> wrote:
> 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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