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      It may seem trivial, but the OTP team is chipping away at making the Erlang syntax a bit dev-friendlier with this major release. With R23, integers can take the syntax: 1_000_000 to represent `1000000.’ Considering how much back-lash Erlang syntax gets, the more efforts like this, the better.

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        If the syntax is somebody’s primary concern why not use Elixir instead? For me the Erlang syntax makes more sense than Javascript for example. I think Joe really got that right. Expressing so many things so easily. Pattern matching baked into the language the the core, ease of use of recursive functions. I could go on and on. Do people get hang up on the syntax that much?

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          Yes