[erlang-questions] [ANN] Positive version 13.3.7

Lee Sylvester <>
Fri Mar 25 02:26:19 CET 2016


How about we start talking about the brand new and amazing Puff.JS, the
scalable JS platform that can reuse all Node.JS libraries but magically
runs on the Erlang VM?

On Fri, Mar 25, 2016 at 2:20 PM, zxq9 <> wrote:

> 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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