[erlang-questions] Any Erlang Devs Contemplating Elixir?

José Valim <>
Sat Feb 27 15:22:53 CET 2016


> You also need to relativise these answers with the size of the respective
> communities. Clearly you don't have much an impact on Java or C developers,
> despite them being the largest numbers of developers. You have a much
> bigger impact on Python, and yet nothing close to Ruby, in comparison.
>
> Interpretation of raw data is rarely insightful.


You are still assuming all communities have had equal exposition to Elixir,
which is just not true. It doesn't matter the size of the community if only
a handful of developers heard about us. Maybe we have been really
successful with the Python developers that heard of us, maybe even more
than Ruby. Who knows?

That's exactly my point. Don't jump into conclusions that it is a
statistical error or that all adoption is identity centric. For certain, we
have been longer at promoting Elixir in one of those communities.

Other than that, I completely agree with the "web-centric" perspective. The
goal is not to "bring Python developers" but to promote initiatives inside
the community, like the embedded and data-centric projects and companies
that are popping up. Once those use cases gain traction, we will naturally
bring more developers.

We do share the same impression about the Python community. :) I also
associate them to the scientific community (ipython, pydata, etc).



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