[Chicago] Better than Python?

Rob Kapteyn robkapteyn at gmail.com
Fri Apr 11 23:59:43 CEST 2008

Threading, Concurrency, and Distributed programming are become more  
and more important.
I have heard that these *might* be better supported by Erlang, http://www.erlang.org/ 
I am skeptical, because I have not personally seen it in action in the  
real-world, but it is probably the
next language I will study.


On Apr 11, 2008, at 2:51 PM, Mike Kramlich wrote:

> First let me say I love Python and think it's well-designed,
> practical, clear, flexible, chocolate-tasting, etc., and it's my
> default language for hammering nails.
> That out of the way, I wanted to throw out a question to the list that
> I've been wondering about. Does anyone have their eye on any other
> language to sort of potentially maybe one day replace Python in their
> toolbox. I'm not interested in special-purpose tools that could outdo
> Python in one specific area, but rather, something general enough that
> means it could be your next big all-purpose Hammer.
> Bonus points if it's not associated with Microsoft, and doesn't
> require you to end code blocks with "end". :)
> Mike Kramlich
> ZodLogic Games
> http://zodlogic.webfactional.com
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