[erlang-questions] Programming Erlang on Pragmatic Bookshelf

hemant gethemant@REDACTED
Mon Mar 5 09:03:06 CET 2007

On 3/5/07, jm <jeffm@REDACTED> wrote:
> Joe Armstrong wrote:
> > Yes
> >
> > It was supposed to be announced next Tuesday but ...
> >
> > You may have noticed that I haven't been posting much here, currently all hobby
> > projects are on-hold.
> >
> > The book is now in Beta (following the usual Pragmatic Publishing
> > cycle) - this means
> > the book is 70% ready - the last four chapters are still to be
> > written, and I can change
> > stuff before it's too late.
> >
> Hope this means your still able to accept comments:
> Section 1.7 Floating Point Numbers, P23
> Good to see that you mention,
> When you divide two integers the result is automatically converted to a
> floating point number.
> Could you add something about integer operations here as in took me ages
> to find the "div" operator when I first made the mistake of integer /
> integer expecting an integer return type.
> I liked section 5.5 "How Long Does it Take to Create a Process" same may
> find it hard to believe processes can be spawned so cheaply. After all
> seeing in believing.
> I'm hoping that there's plenty of examples, some more advanced as it
> gets into the OTP chapters, good coverage of debugging and how style can
> help with this, packaging for distribution and hot-code updating as
> well. I'm looking forward to reading the Mnesia chapters as that is a
> module I'm using a lot at the moment which I understand, but am not sure
> I have the right style of writing for or am getting the most out of.
> Needless to say this has just jumped to the top of my books to buy list.
> An open question is: Who's going to write the next must have Erlang book?
> Now where's that credit card....

Also, Table 2.1:

is_tuple(X) ->  X is an Atom

looks like error, although I am completely new to Erlang and enjoying
it immensely.

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