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

Torben Hoffmann <>
Sun Aug 10 22:31:21 CEST 2014


I can already see the marketing material...

Tired of the way you think about programming? Do you want to forget it?
Try Moonshine! After a few days you will not remember anything about the old and
painful ways of programming. No! You will be having a blast with Moonshine as it is
opening your mind to a new way of programming.

Or maybe not...

Ivan Uemlianin writes:

> 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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