[erlang-questions] Erlang 3000?
Wed Nov 19 11:11:27 CET 2008
--- On Wed, 11/19/08, Robert Virding <rvirding@REDACTED> wrote:
> Thomas Lindgren mentioned one reason why the APIs look like
> they do, no
> vetting. Another early reason is that we were concentrating
> on some aspects
> of the language, and implementing it, and often we just
> need a library so we
> hacked one together. And we still have them hanging around.
> An unfortunate
> and slightly depressing prerequisite to these reasons is
> that some didn't
> have the inclination or time to make a good API.
Maybe Erlang/OTP needs, dare I say it, a chief architect? Or at least someone with (sine qua non) good taste in APIs, a strong conviction, and the raw hacking power to rewrite all submitted code to follow The One True Way :-)
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