Resistance to Erlang

Mickael Remond mickael.remond@REDACTED
Mon Apr 11 22:33:51 CEST 2005

Dominic Williams a écrit :
> Suggested change: use Erlang
> Resistance:
>> "Programming in Erlang requires much effort, since you
>> must deal with process calculi."
> Reason:
> Erlang combines functional programming and the pi calculus, each based 
> on mathematics and logic. It's a really interesting academic field, I'd 
> love to work on that sort of thing if I were a professor, but it has no 
> practical applications, especially with teams of ordinary programmers 
> who don't have Ph.D's in mathematics.

Answer ?

Erlang has a strong background, coming from fields that lead to a very 
advanced and efficient programming. However, you do not have to 
understand the theorical background in Erlang to be an efficient and 
effective programmer, as you do not have to understand the mathematical 
background behind SQL (such as relational algebra) to write database 
queries. Moreover, Erlang comes from a practical and industrial 
approach. It has originally been written by the industry to solve real 
live problem.

Funny game.

Mickaël Rémond

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