Joe Armstrong, en una lista de correo:
The turn round time for a program was three weeks
- week 1 – write code on paper forms – send to computer center to be turned into punched cards
- week 2 – review punched cards, if ok send to machine
- week 3 – results
The compiler helpfully stopped at the first syntax error which got you back to week 1 – so if you had say ten errors in your program it would take 30 weeks to get it running.
This is a pretty good environment – teaches you not to make mistakes and to think first.
El mail entero vale la pena.