[erlang-questions] A tribute to Erlang/OTP

Raimo Niskanen <>
Mon Nov 15 09:29:25 CET 2010


On Sun, Nov 14, 2010 at 11:03:24PM +0100, ErlangPriest wrote:
> Hi,
> 
> With the upcoming EUC 2010 and Thanksgiving lurking around the corner I felt
> that it some sort of tribute/thanks to Erlang/OTP and the great team behind
> it was long overdue, so I wrote a song that I would like to share with you
> all.
> 
> It does not compile yet (i.e., the lyrics does not quite fit the tune), but
> I hope that someone with greater artistic talents than me will run it
> through dialyzer and QuickCheck to make everything correct ;-)
> 
> Happy EUC2010 and happy Thanksgiving!
> The ErlangPriest

Awsm!

I can't wait to hear it. (I can almost hear it in my head already)


> 
> =============================
> Deadlock free holiday
> ==============
> Original title: Dreadlock Holiday
> Original authors: Graham Keith Gouldman; Eric Michael Stewart
> Adapted to Erlang/OTP by the ErlangPriest.
> 
> I was workin? on the API, concentratin? on codin? right
> I heard a dark voice beside of me
> And I look ?round in a state of fright
> I saw four faces, one mad; a dude from the management
> They looked me up and down and turned to each other
> 
> I say, I don?t like Erlang, oh no, I love it
> I don?t like Erlang, oh no, I love it.
> 
> Don?t you walk through my code
> You got to show some insight
> Don?t you walk though my code
> Cause you ain?t an Erlanger yet
> 
> Well, he looked down on my silver bullet
> He said: ?I?ll give you one dollar?
> I said: ?You?ve got to be jokin?, man
> It was a present from Ericsson?
> He said: ?I like it, I want it, I?ll take it off your hands
> And you?ll be sorry you crossed me
> You better understand
> That you?re alone (many nodes away from home)?.
> 
> And I say, I don?t like spawn, oh no, I love it
> I don?t like spawn, oh no, I love it
> 
> Don?t you cramp me style, don?t you queer me pitch
> Don?t you walk through my code
> ?Cause you ain?t an Erlanger yet
> 
> I hurried back to the Erlang prompt, passin? atoms around
> I heard a dark voice inside of me say
> ?Would you like something harder??
> She said: I?ve got it, you want it, my callbacks are the best
> And if you try it
> You?ll like it and whollow in deadlock free holiday.
> 
> And I say, don?t like OTP, oh no, I love her
> Don?t like OTP, oh no, I love her, oh yeah
> 
> Don?t you walk through her code
> You go to show some insight
> Don?t you walk throug her code
> ?Cause you ain?t an Erlanger yet
> 
> I don?t like Erlang, oh no, I love it
> (Deadlock free holiday)
> I don?t like spawn, oh no, I love it
> (Deadlock free holiday)
> I don?t like OTP, oh no, I love her
> (Deadlock free holiday)
> ===============================

-- 

/ Raimo Niskanen, Erlang/OTP, Ericsson AB


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