Erlang vs Linux

Bengt Kleberg <>
Thu Feb 27 07:46:41 CET 2003


> Date: Wed, 26 Feb 2003 09:45:39 -0800 (PST)
> From: Eric Merritt <>
> Subject: Re: Erlang vs Linux
> To: Jay Nelson <>, 
> MIME-Version: 1.0
> 
> > Get the code working first, then optimize.   I would
> > alter that
> > with type checking to: discover the data structures
> > that make
> > the task trivial, then let the compiler check the
> > final code.
> > I don't mind adding types later, but in the

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>  Do you realize you have just described lisp?

to be utterly pedantic i think lisp is not a language, but a family of
languages.
some members of this family, like common-lisp, allows adding types
later to help the compiler speed things up. others do not.


bengt




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