General questions about the power of Erlang

Bjarne Däcker <>
Tue Dec 12 12:20:36 CET 2000


Hello

Karel Van Oudheusden wrote:
> 
> Ada and the functional paradigm were the main sources of inspiration for
> developing Erlang.  (I got this from Bjarne Dackers thesis on Erlang).  I am
> not saying that Erlang was developed with Ada.

What we have said before is that Erlang
combines two traditions:

-	Languages like Modula, Chill and Ada
	which have modules (packages) and
	processes (tasks). The sequential
	paradigm for these languages, however,
	is more like Pascal or PL/I.

-	Untyped functional languages.

Best regards

Bjarne



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