Marzhill Musings


Learning Erlang

Published On: 2007-09-17 03:21:21

I have taken on the task of learning erlang. I was trying to decide between
learninng Haskell, OCaml, or Erlang. OCaml, I decided against since it had too
close a similarity to C and I wanted to really stretch myself.
Haskell and Erlang both fit that bill however I found the Erlang
Documentation to be far better for someone completely new to the functional
programming world. Haskell's idea of a tutorial tried to cover too many
concepts at once and took too long to get to the hands on stuff. Also erlang
offered the opportunity to learn Distributed programming concepts along the way
so erlang it was. You can see my first erlang project
etap here.