I'll always be fixing mistakes and technical points that were not caught in the reviewing process, so it's much appreciated if you give me comments and criticism. Feel free to speak your mind, I collect these ideas and build on them.
It was an enjoyable read.
Your version is legit enough for me to ask you if I can link it in the FAQ under the question about books :)
What do you think? (I can host it, of course)
I'd prefer to host it, mainly because my technique is pretty crude at this point, and I do intend to improve the quality.
It is considered good form to ask before linking if there is the possibility that you generate a ton of traffic to someone's personal server. It may not be configured with high load in mind, or it may have a small bandwidth quota.
Once you get used to it, it becomes very easy to read and concise language. Once you know it. (like anything else.)
The syntax turns off a lot of people. It's a shame because even if you might never use Erlang for personal or real-world project (although it's very well done for that), you'll see a different way to do error management and possibly to organize code, depending on what you've done before. It's worth learning.
You need to make it more poignant. Perhaps you should pack up your shoes, some hpricots, and go camping. Lay it all out on a RedCloth, drink some potion, and get unHoly. Then, only then... may you reach optimum poignancy.
Some may or may not find that punny. Great work! I like the "guide" approach, and it's great to see one being written for Erlang. Keep it up!
Granted I didn't realize there was also a Haskell variant of such a document. So many down votes makes a man sad... T_T
I certainly aim to make it as good as LYAH, his online book is doing a great service to the Haskell community and I'd like Erlang to have something similar.
Excited because it's awesome, pissed because my book didn't come out before this.
Edit: my book is still more children-based. :-)
Yeah, LYSE is a great idea... now we need an OCaml version as well.
One thing--and this might be me--that I would change is the color of the body text. It's not dark enough.