I came across Ruby in 1998 because I was an avid
reader of comp.lang.misc (ask your parents). I
downloaded it, compiled it, and fell in love.
As with any time you fall in love,
it’s difficult to explain why.
It just worked the way I work,
and it had enough depth to keep me interested.
Fast forward 15 years. All that time I’d been
looking for something new that gave me the same feeling.
I came across Elixir a while back, but for some
reason never got stuck in. But a few months ago I
was chatting with Corey Haines. I was
bemoaning the fact that I wanted to find a
way to show people functional programming concepts
without the kind of academic trappings those books
seem to attract. He told me to look again at Elixir. I
did, and I felt the same way I felt when I first saw Ruby.
** auuuuugggghhhhhh **
Oh bother and blast, I am mere version 3 compiler
and cannot see into the future.
You have given me a version 5 program. This means
my time on earth has come.
You will have to kill me. You will uninstall me,
and install a version five compiler. I will be
no more. I will cease to exist.
Goodbye old friend.
I have a headache. I'm going to have a rest...