[erlang-questions] Farewell to Erlang

Garrett Smith <>
Wed Apr 2 02:53:04 CEST 2014


Yeah, Mahesh chided this for me off list. Ya'll got me.

:)

On Tue, Apr 1, 2014 at 7:47 PM, Adam Rutkowski <> wrote:
> This was April Fools' joke, Garrett.
> Btw congrats to people who replied with hostility towards nox, off-list, to
> my previous e-mail, y'all need some soul searching.
> Internet will never be the same, thanks Anthony. :)
>
> On Tue, Apr 1, 2014 at 6:25 PM, Garrett Smith <> wrote:
>>
>> 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..
>> > Google+  | Blog   | Twitter  | LinkedIn
>> >
>> > 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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