[erlang-questions] [ANN] Positive version 13.3.7
Fri Mar 25 20:10:18 CET 2016
There is no such thing as the right tool for the job.
There's the tools that work *for you*, and those that don't.
JS is working for a lot of people. Erlang for a lot less.
In the real world, all that matters is that the tool is *good enough*
and that you are *familiar* with it.
Any combination where one of these is false leads to disaster. People
who never used Erlang before will not magically come up with a good
implementation (they can, but it takes a lot more time). Similarly,
people who are trying to use Erlang for what it's not good at will also
fail, or struggle to make it work.
When choosing a tool for a project, the question should really be "Which
tool do I know or can quickly get comfortable with, and can help me
produce a working solution?"
The answer to that question is different for everyone.
On 03/25/2016 07:47 PM, Lee Sylvester wrote:
> JS is a major player due to laziness. I'm sorry, but a JS runtime on
> the server is never a good idea. I don't use Elixir / Erlang for every
> project, I use the right tool for the job, whether I've used it before
> or not. It just so happens that Elixir / Erlang is often the right tool.
> I'm sure it's the same for you guys? The fact that Erlangs language is
> poetry and Elixir's eco-system is bliss means nothing :-P
> On Mar 26, 2016 7:21 AM, "Michael Truog" <
> <mailto:>> wrote:
> On 03/25/2016 10:55 AM, Loïc Hoguin wrote:
> On 03/25/2016 02:20 AM, zxq9 wrote:
> EVERYONE! STOP EVERYTHING! SATIRE IS NOW "TOXIC"!
> Shame is temporary. A good story is for life.
> What happened is a story for the ages. And a pretty good one.
> I agree. This is a positive contribution and no one can deny that.
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