Why I love Erlang

(written by lawrence krubner, however indented passages are often quotes). You can contact lawrence at: lawrence@krubner.com

And why I dislike Scala. I would bet that Scala was designed in the opposite fashion:

Everything was very problem oriented and we did not have as goals that
Erlang should be a functional language or that we should implement the
actor model. We knew nothing of the actor model until later when we heard
that Erlang implements it. :-) …

Again our goal was to solve the problem, not design a language with a
predefined set of primitives.