[erlang-questions] [ANN] Positive version 13.3.7

zxq9 <>
Fri Mar 25 02:20:30 CET 2016


EVERYONE! STOP EVERYTHING! SATIRE IS NOW "TOXIC"!

I thought it was kind of funny. I have a long list of satirical code stored
in my personal files, and a few classic Usenet posts of this nature as well.
This is the first time anything like this has ever been called "toxic" that
I can remember.

Let's go back and beat people over the head with our new morality about that
rather in-depth April Fool's joke about C having been "a practical joke".

Being a real jerk would be to start actually calling Node.js people stupid.
Satirizing a situation that should have never happened is a light-hearted
way of leaving an artifact in the net somewhere, a cautionary notice of a
sort, that is easy to remember (because it was funny) and reference mentally
the next time *we* are creating a new system and run the risk of painting
ourselves into the same sort of corner.

-Craig

On 2016年3月24日 木曜日 11:38:52 Jordan West wrote:
> I'd like to second Sean's comments. I'd love to see the Erlang community
> constructively discuss what can be learned from the node.js event: like the
> affirmation that mutable artifacts are a poor design choice for a
> dependency manager, but we can do that w/o maligning another community. All
> languages, including Erlang, have "rough edges", that can be criticized,
> and this isn't the substantive one.
> 
> Jordan
> 
> On Thu, Mar 24, 2016 at 10:17 AM, Sean Cribbs <> wrote:
> 
> > This kind of thing is unnecessary and toxic. You've just reinforced the
> > perception that the Erlang community is made up of smug jerks. Please stop.
> >
> > Sean
> >
> > On Thu, Mar 24, 2016 at 12:05 PM, Jesper Louis Andersen <
> > > wrote:
> >
> >> Hi,
> >>
> >> I'm pleased to announce version 13.3.7 of the positive library.
> >>
> >> https://github.com/jlouis/positive
> >>
> >> The library solves the extremely hard problem of figuring out if an
> >> integer is positive or not. Drawn upon experience from the Node.js and
> >> Javascript communities, the necessity of such a library should be obvious.
> >>
> >> We already have several issues that needs solving, and we have had
> >> several pull requests in its short lifetime.
> >>
> >> --
> >> J.
> >>
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