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== Introduction ==
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Erlang traces its roots to symbolic languages like Lisp and Prolog.  Consequently, Erlang comes with a rich variety of list operations supporting higher-order programming and the efficient handling of symbolic data.  Even strings are handled as simple lists of characters, and though this does have some negative effect on performance it does allow for very elegant algorithms for string-related activities.  See [[:Category:StringRecipes]] for more on this topic.
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Introduction

Erlang traces its roots to symbolic languages like Lisp and Prolog. Consequently, Erlang comes with a rich variety of list operations supporting higher-order programming and the efficient handling of symbolic data. Even strings are handled as simple lists of characters, and though this does have some negative effect on performance it does allow for very elegant algorithms for string-related activities. See Category:StringRecipes for more on this topic.