[erlang-questions] What do you like the most about Erlang/OTP?

Joe Armstrong <>
Wed Aug 29 14:03:18 CEST 2012

term_to_binary and binary_to_term

It's incredibly useful to just flip backwards and forwards between
internal and external
representation of terms. Databases which can store *anything* sending
*anything* over a socket
encrypting *anything* become one-liners

    F -> F()


On Mon, Aug 27, 2012 at 10:34 PM, Loïc Hoguin <> wrote:
> Hello,
> I am wondering what you guys like the most about Erlang/OTP, especially
> newcomers, maybe it changed your life, allowed you to climb the Everest (or
> at least sleep at night).
> I'll be synthesizing that into a few key points that I am hopeful will be
> reusable by anyone wanting to sell Erlang to their friends/work/clients.
> So help me by telling us what's so good about it!
> Thanks.
> --
> Loïc Hoguin
> Erlang Cowboy
> Nine Nines
> http://ninenines.eu
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