[erlang-questions] If you could rename ports, what would you call them?

David Mercer <>
Thu Oct 7 23:17:14 CEST 2010


On Tuesday, October 05, 2010, Joe Armstrong wrote:

> There shouldn't be ports in the language at all (sorry) - ports should
> in all circumstances
> behave and be indistinguishable from Pids.  open_port(...) should
> return a Pid and not a port.
> 
> We should reduce the number of concepts in the langauge not increase
> them - all in the
> name of conceptual integrity.

I'm surprised ROK hasn't chimed in with my opinion on this.  Since he
hasn't, I am forced to agree with someone else.  I'm with Armstrong on this.

Cheers,

DBM



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