threads - use them as much as you can
Tue Nov 28 18:39:44 CET 2000
There was a military troop simulator written in Erlang as a student
project. The project was a success, and I have forgotten why it didn't
go further. Anyway, it simulated movements of up to 100 troops in
"Process-based Simulation of Interactive Agents in a Dynamic Terrain"
I think it does seem like an interesting approach for a certain type
of video games.
On Tue, 28 Nov 2000, James Hague wrote:
>How has Erlang worked for applications in which processes are used to model
>static objects, rather than parallel processes? Erlang is one of the
>nicest languages I have ever used, but I'm not using the language in it's
>intended domain. I use it as a general purpose alternative to Python and
>such, where processes provided an elaborate way of catching errors (for
>example, spawning off a compiler task and putting the error reporting in
>the controlling process). I can see interesting some applications of
>Erlang that use processes heavily, but not in a truly concurrent way (e.g.
>a video game with a process per onscreen object). The potential overhead
>of message passing in such situations has put me off. I should run some
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