[erlang-questions] Fwd: newbie distel / general node help

Toby Thain toby@REDACTED
Thu Mar 1 01:16:16 CET 2007

>>>> a) if "pang" means error, i think "pang" is a pretty misleading  
>>>> thing
>>>> to be responding with :-) and "error" or "failed" or something like
>>>> that would be more helpful to newbies.
>>>    yes, that really sucks. fyi, "pang" is the sound cartoon guns
>>> makes in
>>> swedish. i guess way back, when the Erlang user base fit in an
>>> elevator, someone
>>> thought it was funny that ping could return pong (good) or pang
>>> (bad). and i
>>> guess it is kind of funny, but only if you speak swedish...
>> It's also a vaguely apposite pun in English -- at least, it wasn't
>> completely random to me even though I didn't know the Swedish  
>> meaning.
> And it's Documented(tm)!:-)

Oh, now *that* takes all the Fun(tm) out of it. :)


> --Per Hedeland

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