"These days, the functional languages are all the rage. You see
more and more hackers from the traditionally vanilla languages
trying out things like Haskell or Scheme or OCaml. Breaking away
from an imperative tradition forces us to think in a different way,
which is always a good thing.
"Recently, I've heard a lot about Erlang, especially from
curious members of the Ruby community. This article is the result
of my quick dive into the language, and will hopefully serve as a
starting point for anyone else who's been hearing the buzz, but
hasn't taken the plunge yet..."