[erlang-questions] Erlang Syntax and "Patterns" (Again)
Richard A. O'Keefe
Thu Mar 17 04:28:39 CET 2016
On 17/03/16 2:26 pm, Loïc Hoguin wrote:
> Erlang is unfamiliar because it's a concurrent environment.
I sometimes think you don't appreciate Erlang until you've struggled
yourself. Last week I was working on some notes for a course I'm
semester, and needed a concurrent component with a certain interface. I
for two *days* trying to make it work. I learned more GDB commands than
wished to learn. Eventually I got there. To make sure I wasn't crazy,
way I implemented in Erlang: 24 line module, 10 line core, first thing I
worked, and it was *obviously* right. I keep on having this kind of
There are all sorts of things where I'd rather use some other language
but for concurrency, give me Erlang every time.
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