[erlang-questions] erlang sucks

Mazen Harake mazen@REDACTED
Mon Mar 10 20:04:48 CET 2008

Robert Raschke wrote:
> Convey Christian J NPRI writes:
>> Just speaking from my own impression as a newcommer, I really agree
>> with the original author about the separator-vs.-terminator issue.
>> The separators are a hassle for me.
> Not sure if this is visible enough in the documentation, but
> "comma" reads as "and",
> "semicolon" reads as "or",
> and the full stop should be self explanatory.
> Pretty straightforward.
> (Yes, this comes from the Prolog heritage.)
> I think people get hung up about this, because it is easy to have an
> opinion on.  Kinda like indentation, or _ vs CamelCaps.
> Robby
> PS I actually think the syntax differences are great, cause it means I
>    don't get suckered into writing Java code in Erlang!
I was sitting and thinking about writing and defending the syntax a
little bit since I don't agree with many of the complaints, however,
when I read these two last lines I think it says it all. Very well put,
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