[erlang-questions] Erlang vs Clojure
Sat Nov 24 22:28:18 CET 2007
Ciprian Dorin Craciun wrote:
> On Nov 12, 2007 7:35 PM, Torbjorn Tornkvist <tobbe@REDACTED> wrote:
>> Ciprian Dorin Craciun wrote:
>>> Just a some minor complaints (so they can be ignored :) I would
>>> gladly use Erlang for most projects I am working on -- which usually
>>> reside on server side -- if:
>>> -- I would have a nice macro system that blends into the normal
>>> syntax -- for example in Common Lisp 'or' is implemented as a macro,
>>> but you don't notice it...
>> I don't think Erlang has got (big) 'problems' in these areas.
> Please don't understand me wrong. I am not overlooking the power
> of Erlang, and also I am not minimizing the importance of all the
> systems built in Erlang. I am just pointing some areas where some
> improvements would make a difference -- at least for me.
Can you please elaborate on what you want to see? Are you claiming that
because Erlang does not have a nice macro system, it really hinders your
In what areas/applications the macro system is not doing what you want
it to? Some examples would help (at least me).
(Btw, there are people in this list that claim - often with very good
arguments - that the Erlang preprocessor should be taken out and/or
replaced and that macros are the sort of all evil.)
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