[sapug] Erlang, the movie.

John Steele Scott toojays at toojays.net
Tue Oct 3 10:58:11 CEST 2006

On Mon, 02 Oct 2006 10:00:48 +0930, Daryl Tester wrote:
> The second point is why I'm so keen to stick a REPL interpreter
> into some of the applications I've been working on, and Python's
> reference counting helps with this.  Because functions and classes
> are first class objects, you can do cunningness like taking a
> reference to the function/class, load in the new version of module
> and still be able to access the existing code.

Perhaps the most extreme example of the utility of this is Erann Gat's
story about using the Common Lisp REPL to debug a program on NASA's Deep
Space 1.




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