[erlang-questions] languages in use? [was: Time for OTP to be Renamed?]

Anthony Ramine <>
Sun Feb 16 14:24:40 CET 2014

I don’t, being 26 years old. I do know the book though.

It amuses me how many of the Java developers you decry also chastise academia and their ivory towers while my own experience tells me I would know virtually nothing about either programming language theory or compilers if I didn’t go to university. Heck, some of my courses were even taught by OCaml core contributors.

That was just a small addendum from a former university student who was tired these days to read academia compared to something as useful as a Curling player without his broom.

Anthony Ramine

Le 16 févr. 2014 à 03:40, Miles Fidelman <> a écrit :

> -- On a related note:  A lot of this comes down to computer science education.  40 years ago (I'm showing my age), a typical computer science curriculum included quite a bit of language design theory, and experience with a range of languages (anybody else remember using "Structure and Interpretation of Computer Programs" as a 1st-year text?) - these days, not so much.  I see an awful lot of people who took a couple of courses in Java who think they're computer scientists - but ask them about "actors" or "lambda expressions" and you get a glazed expressions.  (Real software engineers read lambda-the-ultimate.org?)

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