[erlang-questions] "Erlang as a First Language" -- crazy? or just stupid?

Toby Thain toby@REDACTED
Mon Dec 28 05:50:22 CET 2009

On 27-Dec-09, at 6:01 PM, egarrulo wrote:

> 2009/12/24 Toby Thain <toby@REDACTED>
> ...
> And if you learn by, and become accustomed to, source level  
> debugging, would you not atrophy skills such as auditing code by  
> eye and reasoning about it statically, and become tool reliant?
> Maybe. Can you still make math without a calculator? That depends  
> on whether you have kept honed such skills.

I cultivate the habit of using pencil and paper instead of a  
calculator for that reason.

> When a program misbehaves, I usually stare at its code first.

Also a habit to be cultivated.


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