Erlang: a European phenomenon?

Tony Gahlinger <>
Mon Feb 19 00:10:14 CET 2001

Hmm .. try

spearheaded by Vance Shipley--a quite regular contributor to this
list--with the odd aiding and abetting on my part. We've been using
Erlang/OTP as the focal development bed for our telecom products for
the past three years.


Chris Pressey wrote:
> I was wondering to myself, who else in Canada uses Erlang?
> Well, the first name that popped into my mind was Ericsson, of course!
> But after about an hour scouring their employment opportunities (
> ) I
> found not a single mention of Erlang!  A search for Erlang on Ericsson's
> global site returns links mainly to with almost no mention
> of North America.
> It's not that I'm very surprised, it seems to be giving credit to my
> theory that companies (esp. in NA) will tend to use languages for which
> it is cheap to hire programmers... regardless of the language's
> strengths and weaknesses... a theory that I'd rather see disproven :-)
> but seems to be an unfortunate economic "truth" of our time.
> Please, someone tell me I'm not the only person on this continent using
> Erlang! :-)
> _chris
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