[erlang-questions] What I dislike about Erlang

Tim Watson <>
Fri Aug 31 16:23:15 CEST 2012


On 31 Aug 2012, at 15:20, Joe Armstrong wrote:
> Programs  and code are supposed to be black-boxes. If you have to open
> the black box and
> peep inside then they are not black boxes any more.
> 
> The practice of reading code to figure out how to use the code is
> crazy and an incredible
> waste of time.
> 

+1

> When programming I spend most of my time fixing things that should not be broken
> and figuring out stuff that should be documented.
> 

+1, much to my annoyance

> I have said many times - code is the result of research - It might
> take me hours of research
> to write twenty lines of code.If I publish the 20 lines and throw away
> the research I am doing nobidy
> a favor.


I wish this was brainwashed into every programmer at birth. :)
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