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.