Musings on an Erlang GUI System. [long, very long] ramble... ramble ...

Ulf Wiger <>
Fri Feb 14 08:59:11 CET 2003


On Thu, 13 Feb 2003, Eric Merritt wrote:

>I have seen it said on this list on more then one occasion
>that Erlang is not well suited to do any real GUI work.

I think Erlang is great for GUI work.  The main reason why
we don't have such excellent GUI support is that Erlang has
had its main focus on embedded systems.

The ideas about reactiveness are quite interesting. One of
the cool things about BeOS (so I've read) is that each
window runs in its own execution context, so the GUI doesn't
lock up like many others may. Erlang GUIs tend to have the
same characteristics, which I think is nice.


/Uffe

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