Erlang forums (was Re: PING TEST)
Fri Dec 17 18:12:50 CET 2021
> Op 17 dec. 2021 om 18:02 heeft Igor Clark <igor.clark@REDACTED> het volgende geschreven:
> I agree wholeheartedly. Thank you for putting it so carefully and insightfully, Yao.
> It would be a great shame to kill the mailing list. It’s different from a forum, and something valuable would be lost.
>> On 17 Dec 2021, at 15:10, Yao Bao <free7by@REDACTED> wrote:
>> Erlang bring us together as a community, we don't share data
>> between processes, but we do share love from Erlang.
>> It is not common for programmers say "love" to a programming
>> language. Erlang programmers might not use Erlang in daily job,
>> but we are willing to put some of our life and energy into this.
>> Personally, mainly because of the uncommon beauty of it.
>> Yes, we are still marginal. And this might be the root cause of
>> this movement. I can understand it, but why can't we have both?
>> Yes, resources are always limited, and we can't split energy into
>> two things equally, this is understandable. But having both, or,
>> in a foreseeable future, we might discover some better methods
>> to organize our community, then we can say this is the true "rich"
>> community. New generations are good and unavoidable, but I
>> hope we can keep the old generations as much as we can.
>> Every once in a while, some shiny things appears, and we are
>> not against shiny things, they are good, if it is good enough to
>> replace the old one entirely, nobody will miss it. We just need
>> sometime to prove it.
>> We can deprecate language features, but I hope we do not
>> deprecate people. Shiny tools can attract young generations,
>> I don't know the story or history about Elixir forums, but I would
>> say the biggest difference would be the origin of these two
>> languages. Of course it is good to have a try, after receiving the
>> new Erlang forums announcement, I give it a try almost
>> immediately, and personally prefer this mailing list for now.
>> Although as we see, this mailing list is not very "active", but we
>> really care about it. And this might be why some "sad" emotion
>> comes along. If we don't care about it, we would not say any word
>> about it.
>> I really hope this mailing list is still alive. Maybe one reason would
>> be good enough to keep it: old generations are still alive.
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