[erlang-questions] Farewell to Erlang

Garrett Smith <>
Tue Apr 1 18:25:27 CEST 2014


Break ups are always hard, on both sides.

But I agree with Loic, there's occasion to party, but for different reasons...

A brand newcomer was able to contribute to core Erlang - and the
compiler no less - for three years. That might still be "too closed"
for Anthony and others, but it's certainly something that a lot of
language communities can envy.

As a disgruntled contributor, Anthony has a viable alternative in
moving to Elixir - which is more closely aligned with his
sensibilities. That's a huge statement of openness and diversity
within the Erlang community at large (language/syntax aside). I don't
think there are *that* many folks here who care *that* much about the
Erlang language, but rather the problems the technology can solve.

I'm very happy that Anthony feels passionate about this platform to
continue directing his talents and energy. That he has a choice here
is a credit to the ecosystem.

Anthony, I wish you the best of luck with whatever you apply yourself
to. I'm sorry to see the negative sentiment expressed on the list
that's directed at you personally. That's unbecoming and I don't
believe representative of the Erlang community, which is typically
more constructive.

To that point, your "Dear John" letter may be cathartic for you
personally, but I think there are some here who would like to improve
the openness of the contributor process and could benefit from your
constructive feedback. I don't have details and perhaps this is simply
a personal dynamic and there's nothing further to exchange.

Garrett

On Tue, Apr 1, 2014 at 7:57 AM, Mahesh Paolini-Subramanya
<> wrote:
> Sigh.
> Bummed out.
> Sigh.
>
> Mahesh Paolini-Subramanya
> That tall bald Indian guy..
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> On April 1, 2014 at 8:54:46 AM, Anthony Ramine () wrote:
>
> Hello everybody,
>
> Some of you might know me, some don't, anyway it has been three years that I
> am contributing to Erlang and it has been a very exciting time for me. I
> have learnt a lot by fixing compiler bugs, messing with xmerl, the build
> system etc.
>
> Unfortunately, I feel like I have reached a point where I can not improve
> things anymore, because the community is too closed.
>
> For this reason I am now stopping all my Erlang contributions and will now
> become an Elixir hobbyist, as it's where the future of the platform is. The
> future is homoiconic.
>
> Thanks for coping me with me all this time.
>
> Regards,
>
> --
> Anthony Ramine
>
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