Why Erlang is the best concurrent language available

Vlad Dumitrescu (EAW) <>
Fri Jan 24 12:46:44 CET 2003


> > If you really
> > stop and think about what's going on in some Erlang programs,
> > like "I build up this list backward, then I reverse it at the
> > end, creating an entirely new copy of the list," then it
> > *sounds* pretty appalling.

Well, isn't it an unefficiency only apparently (to the untrained eye)? The reason for doing this is *exactly* because it is more efficient than adding every time an item to the end of the list to be returned.

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