What I Hate About Your Programming Language
Subject:   And what do you think about ERLANG
Date:   2003-05-14 00:26:01
From:   anonymous2
I agree and that's why I am now using Erlang ( ;-)
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  • And what do you think about ERLANG
    2003-05-14 09:59:45  anonymous2 [View]

    Yeah, what he said. I'm a Scheme zealot working in a Java/C++ world, and have found Erlang to be a very nice practical compromise. Its combination of a strict functional [no side affects] core and asynchronous message-passing-based multi-processing is really powerful; you get the features you need for most client-server apps with the simplicity and clarity of functional programming.

    What do I hate about Erlang? Record notation. I agree it may be useful for larger data-processing projects with different departments, etc. but 99 times out of 100 I just use a tuple because records are so UGLY.