[erlang-questions] What problem are we trying to solve here? [was Erland users group [was re: languages in use? [was: Time for OTP to be Renamed?]]]

Miles Fidelman <>
Mon Feb 17 05:19:45 CET 2014

Leo Liu wrote:
> On 2014-02-17 10:07 +0800, Richard A. O'Keefe wrote:
>> When we can do something like
>> % erl -install cowboy
>> won't that be nice?
> You nailed it, the single most important change that would make a major
> difference to erlang.

Maybe a silly question, but what's the story with CEAN?

Perl's CPAN repository really is the most amazing repository system I've 
seen (though packages.debian.org is no slouch either), and CEAN seems to 
be an attempt at something similar - but it's far from comprehensive, 
and it's not distributed/mirrored.  Perhaps someone can share some history?

In theory, there is no difference between theory and practice.
In practice, there is.   .... Yogi Berra

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