I find this comment incredibly ignorant of the history of the origins of Elixir's forerunner, Erlang, which was developed with the sole purpose of solving the real-world task: "Keep the majority of a telecom network running even when a part of it goes down, due to either maintenance, or outright catastrophe."
No amount of meditation on C will remediate that, because if it could, Joe Armstrong wouldn't have needed to invent Erlang.
The right tool for the right job.
I wouldn't try to saw through concrete with a toothbrush (even though it might eventually work).
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