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On Tue, Dec 22, 2009 at 5:25 PM, Timothy Baldridge <> wrote:
>> no need for new operators; functions do quite well.
> I know that's the common response, but I argue otherwise...If I'm
> building a complex application where every process is constantly
> firing off messages to other processes. Or in a Micro kernel
> framework, where to even write to the disk I have to fire off a
> message, the last thing I want to do is write:
> luaproc.send(proc, ["write", "foo"])
> it's much, much cleaner, faster and easier to just write:
> proc ! ["write", "foo"]
> and makes more sense....or at least:
> proc.send(["write", "foo"])
> So I guess functions could work....but I still think the Erlang method
> is cleaner.
> Timothy
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> “One of the main causes of the fall of the Roman Empire was
> that–lacking zero–they had no way to indicate successful termination
> of their C programs.”
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