[erlang-questions] Erlang first appeared year
Wed Jun 20 11:42:11 CEST 2018
Younger might not always be better...
ons. 20. jun. 2018 kl. 11.34 skrev Dmitry Klionsky <dm.klionsky@REDACTED>:
> Hi all,
> Wikipedia https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Erlang_(programming_language)
> states that Erlang
> first appeared in 1986, which makes it "old" comparing to Java (1995)
> and C# (2000).
> The other day a manager said that some C++ devs mentioned that Erlang is
> "an old language".
> I replied that C++, which first appeared in 1985, is even older.
> Today I was reading http://blog.erlang.org/beam-compiler-history/ and
> realized that the year
> 1986 is misleading.
> It seems to me, that both Java and C++ have their first public releases
> as first appeared years
> and NOT when their design was started. They both have history sections
> mentioning that work on
> them was started long before.
> Shouldn't we consider OTP R1B in 1996 to be the first release?
> This will make Erlang is younger than Java!
> I don't propose to cheat, I propose to play the fair game.
> Thank you
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