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I like Erlang, but the lack of libraries to me just means more things that other people have already done (for other languages) that I may have to do myself, rather than taking those pieces, and putting them together to accomplish something unique and interesting in the real world. I can appreciate the fun involved in hacking on something for the sheer joy of writing new and (hopefully) beautiful code, but the business side of my personality that I am trying to cultivate wants to get shit done, not write yet another whatever.

Also, this is a decent Erlang rant:


I do like the language, just that it's ... something like a high power chainsaw rather than a swiss army knife. It does what it does really well, but cutting the steak you cooked for dinner with it would probably result in a big mess.


You're "attacking" the author, not what he wrote.

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