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re: Sure, but if you want to solve real world tasks, just learn C and forget about the rest... meditate on that for a while, it'll help you grow.

I find this comment incredibly ignorant of the history of the origins of Elixir's forerunner, Erlang, which was developed with the sole purpose of solving the real-world task: "Keep the majority of a telecom network running even when a part of it goes down, due to either maintenance, or outright catastrophe."

No amount of meditation on C will remediate that, because if it could, Joe Armstrong wouldn't have needed to invent Erlang.


The right tool for the right job.

I wouldn't try to saw through concrete with a toothbrush (even though it might eventually work).

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