[erlang-questions] [ANN] Positive version 13.3.7

Mahesh Paolini-Subramanya <>
Fri Mar 25 04:21:11 CET 2016


I, for one, welcome our Node.js overlords...

On Thu, Mar 24, 2016 at 9:26 PM, Lee Sylvester <>
wrote:

> 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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