[erlang-questions] Is erlang a web language?

Valentin Micic v@REDACTED
Thu Feb 12 18:51:02 CET 2009

> It would be pure arrogance to think that you are just  
> going to whip out an XML parser
> library code that's been used by many people over
> many months or years.

Arrogance or not, it is usually much easier to write "your own" than to try
to fit a square through a round hole. 

As for "used by many people..." assertion, IMO, the "safety in numbers" is a
fool's paradise when it comes to programming. There are far more projects
that fail than one that are successful, and of these that are "successful",
even fewer deliver to expectations. A logical destination of such reasoning
would be that you're more likely to fail if you do what everybody else is
doing. So, stop pushing this square trough a triangular hole and start using
your imagination. As No.44 would say -- with Erlang, you can!


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