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Helpful Erlang Tidbits

Mark Mzyk January 17, 2011

I found this information useful while working my way through the Erlang in Practice screencasts. All of these apply in the interactive shell (erl). Find the Erlang version you’re running: erlang:system_info(otp_release). To clear a variable/binding, so it can be used again: f(variable_to_clear). Show all the running erlang processes: erlang:processes(). Find more useful tips from Joe (such […]

Sapir-Whorf Hypothesis

Mark Mzyk February 27, 2009

The Sapir-Whorf hypothesis says that a person’s language affects how they think.  Recently, at RubyRX, I heard Neal Ford speak.  He brought this idea up, only he didn’t apply it to spoken languages, but to programming languages.  His assertion was that: More powerful programming languages give you new and different abstractions to work with so […]


Mark Mzyk December 7, 2008

If I have seen further, it is by standing on the shoulders of giants. -Sir Isaac Newton In my short computer science career, I’ve already felt the influence of others. We’re all only human, so it’s impossible for us not to be influenced by others, both good and bad. Those who fall into the category […]