Erlang to get dictionaries and access to the name of a function in the function itself.
Very nice looking Erlang web-framework.
Wow! Playing with Prolog at the moment. It’s awesome. I seem to have finally achieved some kind of fluency instead of fumbling around without knowing how to drive the thing. It probably helps that Erlang has accustomed me to the syntax and other conventions.
SO, BASICALLY, IT’S LIKE AECO-FRIENDLY MARKETPLACEFORERLANG ENTHUSIASTS! If only …
I love micro unit testing frameworks like Minunit. Turns out you can do something even simpler with Erlang.
Interesting. Reia’s Tony Arcieri debunks Erlang’s “single assignment” propaganda. I guess someone could argue that once you have multiple assignment you’re going to be more tempted to write a longer chain of actions as a sequence of statements rather than composing it out of multiple functions … and this may be a bad thing. But […]
Follow on from yesterday’s “Python / Haskell crossbreed” post. Both Al “Folknology” and Gleber point me at the Reia programming language. A Python / Ruby like scripting language on top of the Erlang Open Telecom Platform (Erlang’s parallel virtual machine). Very sweet … I’ve subscribed to the mailing list to find out more.
Prediction I made : I predict that in five years time, the hot language will either be a version of Python which has adopted ideas (Pattern matching arguments, Monads, immutability etc.) from Haskell; or a Haskell-like language which has borrowed some syntactic sugar from Python. Don’t know if I entirely believe that, but it’s a […]