[erlang-questions] Erlang first appeared year
Wed Jun 20 12:39:23 CEST 2018
On Wed, Jun 20, 2018 at 12:35:18PM +0200, greim wrote:
> Am 20.06.2018 um 11:42 schrieb Thomas Elsgaard:
> >Younger might not always be better...
> ...I absolute agree.
> Or lets say "surviving of the fittest" if we define the development
> of programming languages as an evolutionary process.
> worms and jellyfishes, sharks and crocodiles are still
> alive...dinosaurs aren't!
Well, we call them "birds" nowadays.
> Markus Greim
> >ons. 20. jun. 2018 kl. 11.34 skrev Dmitry Klionsky
> ><dm.klionsky@REDACTED <mailto: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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