Why Erlang is the best concurrent language available

martin j logan <>
Wed Jan 22 19:41:21 CET 2003

I fully agree. I think that simplicity & practicality are some of the
prime virtues of erlang. These properties lend themselves to making any
language, system, or construction of any sort that is to be used by an
operator, better at allowing the operator to leverage the strength of
the tool and concentrate on the problem at hand and not on the vast
non-intuitive intricacies of the tool(enter C++ and pthreads). In my
honest opinion erlang is largely successful due to the coupling of its
smart paradigm, concurrency, and its simple straightforward (for the
most part) syntax and semantics. When  looking at an erlang program it
is easy to see what it does - the code is, on the whole,  short concise
and readable. Try saying the same for, or a step better, refactoring, a
program built with an advanced hybrid OO modular encapsulated statically
typed everything is an object except these five things - oh and you can
configure it with XML and... Like Joe says its all just too hard!!!


On Tue, 2003-01-21 at 15:39, Roger Price wrote:
> On Tue, 21 Jan 2003, Ulf Wiger wrote:
> > On Tue, 21 Jan 2003, Sven-Olof Nystr|m wrote:
> > >.. _why_ Erlang is the best concurrent language available.
> > I left out a few things. Others are welcome to comment on the list.
> May I suggest "simplicity" - Erlang is a simple language which
> concentrates on simple, powerful ideas.
> Simplicity is a virtue which so many have forgotten.
> Best Regards,
> Roger

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