[erlang-questions] Potion: was "Erlang for youngsters"

Torben Hoffmann <>
Sun Aug 10 21:43:25 CEST 2014


I am normally very fund of animal names, but catering for Robert's original name I
think something like Ointment or Unguent
(http://dictionary.reference.com/browse/unguent) would capture the intend better.

Unguent (n): an ointment or salve, usually liquid or semiliquid, for application to
wounds, sores, etc. 

So Erlang hurts a bit, huh? Here's some Unguent for you!

Please note that I am not implying that Erlang is an open wound ;-)

Cheers,
Torben

Garrett Smith writes:

> I could be persuaded to donate the Lamprey name. As it was originally
> Roberts's suggestion, it would only cost him three beers.
>
> (lamprey.io is available btw)
>
> On Sat, Aug 9, 2014 at 12:35 PM, Sean Cribbs <> wrote:
>> Potion is already the name of a language created by "Why the Lucky
>> Stiff" (aka _why): https://github.com/perl11/potion
>>
>> On Sat, Aug 9, 2014 at 12:25 PM, Robert Virding <> wrote:
>>> Hi, have not really been following that thread and just now (yes, I know)
>>> saw the reference in Torben's original message that his son thought that
>>> elixir looked like Lua. While I don't really agree with that there is an
>>> obvious solution that will make it even better:
>>>
>>> We do Potion which is a new language on the BEAM+OTP with a Lua inspired
>>> syntax instead. This would have many benefits:
>>>
>>> - It would make it much easier for a large group of programmers to get into
>>> the erlang fold.
>>> - The syntax would be simpler that elixir and would avoid some of its
>>> idiosyncrasies.
>>> - Lua is a fun language to start with.
>>>
>>> So who would be interested in joining me to do Potion, a new language for
>>> the Erlang VM?
>>>
>>> Robert
>>>
>>>
>>> On 30 June 2014 23:57, Torben Hoffmann
>>> <> wrote:
>>>>
>>>> Very interestning!
>>>>
>>>> Thx for sharing,
>>>> Torben
>>>>
>>>> Angel Alvarez (GMAIL) writes:
>>>>
>>>> > Hi guys,
>>>> >
>>>> > Have any you seen this?
>>>> >
>>>> > http://twdkz.wordpress.com/2014/06/26/teenage-haskell/
>>>> >
>>>> > I hope it is, of interest to this thread despite being haskell related..
>>>> >
>>>> > Angel Alvarez
>>>> > angeljalvarezmiguel at gmail.com
>>>> >
>>>> >
>>>> >
>>>> >
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