QNX thoughts (off-topic)

Vlad Dumitrescu <>
Thu Aug 31 22:39:01 CEST 2000


Hi all!

I have to confess that after checking out QNX, I had an "Ahaa!" experience very similar to the on I had when first reading about Erlang.

I hope you'll excuse my ramblings, but I feel I have to share my thoughts... :-)

I wonder if anyone knows if the threads and the IPC in QNX (especially the upcoming Neutrino) are lightweight enough to match the Erlang counterparts. If they do, then a very interesting vision begins to appear: an Erlang process becoming a QNX thread, with the messaging being passed natively... the Erlang runtime becomes just another OS extension, and the (Erlang-type) processes in the system need not be in Erlang anymore, but in any language... the beauty of the Erlang system, it's features encompassing the whole OS...

Does that sound too weird? :-)
/Vlad
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