question about Erlang's future
Thu Jul 6 21:49:26 CEST 2006
Yariv Sadan wrote:
> Whew. That's reassuring. It would be a shame if Ericsson truly
> abandoned new development with Erlang, both for Erlang developers and
> for Ericsson. My confidence in Erlang is now fully regained :)
Sure, it would suck to lose a bunch of good developers.
However, you have the code. I use Erlang for the productivity it
provides, not because it is "fashionable". If it provides that much
benefit, you can maintain the code yourself.
> Ericsson has a powerful language on its hands, and a great antidote to
> mainstream server languages (Java/C#/PHP). It'll be interesting to see
> Erlang challenging those languages in their home court, i.e., web
And Ericsson couldn't care less about any of this. Ericsson doesn't
make money on the language. That is, after all, why they open sourced it.
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