This article originally appeared in TidBITS on 2007-08-27 at 4:35 p.m.
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Erlang Nearly at Drinking Age

by Adam C. Engst

Thanks to our friend Ned Holbrook for the correction of the week. In "C4 Conference Rethinks MacHack [1]" (2007-08-20), I described Erlang [2] as a "new" language, but it turns out that, although it was released as open source in 1998 and has seen more interest recently, Erlang was first used within Ericsson around 1987, making it about 20 years old. "And," as Ned said, "if you enjoyed this correction, you might also enjoy 'Erlang: The Movie [3]'." Don't miss the martial arts "Erlang Quan: Basic Applications [4]" movie that YouTube thinks is related. Now if only the audio for the former could be synced to the video of the latter...

[1]: http://db.tidbits.com/article/9121
[2]: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Erlang_%28programming_language%29
[3]: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uKfKtXYLG78
[4]: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AmtOraYA4p0