[erlang-questions] Reading (and ignoring) escape-sequences

Mazen Harake <>
Fri Mar 26 12:27:29 CET 2010


Well, I think you are wrong to be honest. It is probably more general 
purpose than you might think. I have seen Erlang being used from 
everything from telecom-systems to sorting and processing files on local 
disk.

It is exactly this that is my point that it needs better support for 
these things if it is to become more general purpose.

On 26/03/2010 07:01, Hasan Alayli wrote:
>> Anyway it was a surprise to me that these sort of things weren't handled in
>> a better way overall and even if Erlang wasn't really made to handle these
>> kind of things I would hope that it would have better support in the future
>> because it is absolutely gold to be able to write tools like e.g. table view
>> and the debugger without the need for gs (or wx) without the nasty scrolling
>> all the time (e.g. like top).
>>
>> /Mazen
>>
>>      
> My gut feeling says you are taking Erlang out of its context.
>
> Erlang is not a general purpose programming language so it should be
> no surprise. :)
>    

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