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

Fred Youhanaie <>
Sun Aug 10 22:45:02 CEST 2014


or perhaps moonbeam? ;-)

On 10/08/14 21:16, Ivan Uemlianin wrote:
> 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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