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

Ivan Uemlianin <>
Sun Aug 10 22:16:28 CEST 2014


Moonshine?

--
festina lente


> On 10 Aug 2014, at 20:43, Torben Hoffmann <> wrote:
> 
> 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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