[erlang-questions] Rhetorical structure of code: Anyone interested in collaborating?

Grzegorz Junka <>
Tue May 3 09:41:16 CEST 2016


The idea is very good, I was often imagining a visual editor, something 
between this Unison and https://scratch.mit.edu/ to write Erlang code. 
But I must say I dislike tools that show popups obstructing the view of 
the code that I am editing :)

This is similar to the other idea mentioned in this conversation - 
recording all bad and wrong turns when teaching others how to resolve a 
problem. Both impose or assume a specific way of thinking when working 
with or writing the code. It's not right or wrong in its merit, but it's 
very personal. No two people think the same way because of different 
experiences in their life.

So, whilst it's often constructive to learn how others reached a 
specific conclusion, or helpful to use semi-automatic code completion 
and validation, a true virtue comes only through practice and experience 
build on top of good understanding of computer algorithms and 
programming paradigms.

Greg


On 02/05/2016 19:31, Josh Adams wrote:
>
> I suppose I will contribute a tiny bit too this conversation. Have any 
> of you looked at unison? 
> http://unisonweb.org/2015-05-07/about.html#post-start
>
> I've built a visual programming language, and while it works and is in 
> production use for some healthcare purposes, I found a million issues 
> that made me hate it. Unison strikes me as unbelievably interesting 
> and its editor looks like what I would want.
>
> It also covers distribution and has the concept of a dht for program 
> functions which strikes me as awesome. Would love to hear what you 
> good folks think of it.
>
> Josh
>
>



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