Erlang forums (was Re: PING TEST)

Eric Pailleau eric.pailleau@REDACTED
Sat Dec 18 10:21:39 CET 2021

Thanks Yao, 

I couldn't tell better my feelings on this. 

I'm not against the forum, I did a try, but my feelings is that both are not the same goal. 

We need to keep mailing for some subjects to be discussed with OTP team. And also announcements. 

Forum is helpful for helping new comers, creating groups around some applications etc. 


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---- Yao Bao a écrit ----

>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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