Erlang AI?

James Hague <>
Thu Mar 2 03:12:08 CET 2000


Craig Dickson wrote:

>> IMO Erlang is the best functional language for AI work, because of atoms
>> and dynamic typing.
>
>Scheme has both those properties, plus the ability to manipulate code as
>data, which I would think terribly useful for AI. Why is Erlang a better
>language for AI than Scheme? (I suppose Erlang's concurrency might be
>helpful.)

Oh, that wasn't intended as a knock at Scheme at all.  I don't lump 
Scheme into the same group as other modern functional languages--that is, 
languages with heavy reliance on pattern matching and not such an an easy 
fallback into imperative programming as "set!".



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