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Noel Weichbrodt on A History of Erlang

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Like Kay’s “Early History of Smalltalk” and Stoyan’s “Early LISP History”, Erlang creator Joe Armstrong delves into his personal archives and recounts the design decisions, people, failures, and culture that contextualize his language. Doing the right thing for the wrong reasons, which Armstrong calls luck, leads to the unwitting success of his language.

Noel Weichbrodt is a softwarerer at Pylon and enjoys things that are unrelated.

Paper: A History of Erlang (