What I Hate About Your Programming Language
Subject:   And what do you think about ERLANG
Date:   2003-05-14 09:59:45
From:   anonymous2
Response to: And what do you think about ERLANG

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.