Erlang forums (was Re: PING TEST)
Sat Dec 18 00:01:53 CET 2021
I vote to keep the E-mail functional.
I like it.
On Fri, Dec 17, 2021 at 9:12 AM Schneider <fchschneider@REDACTED> wrote:
> > 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.
> > Best
> > Igor
> >> On 17 Dec 2021, at 15:10, Yao Bao <free7by@REDACTED> wrote:
> >> Hello,
> >> 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.
> >> Thanks,
> >> Yao
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