[erlang-questions] Why isn't Erlang more popular?
Sat Feb 22 23:53:29 CET 2014
Following up on that... People either:
- stick with a language/platform/environment they learned in school (or
at some point)
- use the language/platform/environment that is forced upon them by
their environment (job, customers),
or, and only if the above fail,
- search for a language/platform/environment that addresses a problem
they're trying to solve, and they way they think about that problem
If you're working a problem that is well suited to concurrency, high
availability, and functional expressions - you'll probably end up with
Steve Davis wrote:
> I strongly suspect that it is because erlang forces you to figure out
> the problem before you write code.
> In general, my observation is that people prefer to distract
> themselves with trivia and convince themselves of productivity, rather
> than figure out a real problem.
> This makes erlang appear hard for people - when in fact it's
> super-easy if you know exactly what you are trying to do.
> My 2c
> On Friday, February 21, 2014 10:49:33 AM UTC-6, Gordon Guthrie wrote:
> Instead of us discussing it in private, I thought we should ask
> people who DONT use Erlang the same question that people have been
> knawing on on the list.
> So I have done as Ask HN on hacker news.
> Due to the ring-voting detection feature you will need to track it
> down yourself I won't provide a link
> Gordon Guthrie
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