[erlang-questions] erlang sucks

Kevin Scaldeferri kevin@REDACTED
Thu Mar 13 17:59:27 CET 2008

On Mar 13, 2008, at 9:13 AM, Alpár Jüttner wrote:

>> In a couple of words, we don't have just to choose among Erlang OR
>> imperative programming (C/Java/Python & Co.): we've a lot of choices
>> in the field of funtional languages, and a couple of them have some
>> nicer syntax and features compared to Erlang.
> What is your experience, do your students tend to really prefer  
> Haskell
> to Erlang?

Personally, I feel like for the type of tasks that most students /  
academics do, Haskell is nicer.  For the sort of thing that most  
professional programmers do, Erlang is nicer.  I can live with some  
modest extra verbosity in exchange for solving some really hard  
practical problems.


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