A Joeish Erlang distribution (long)

Chappell, Simon P <>
Mon Jan 27 16:17:25 CET 2003

>-----Original Message-----
>From: Martin Bjorklund [mailto:]
>Sent: Monday, January 27, 2003 9:12 AM
>To: Chappell, Simon P
>Subject: Re: A Joeish Erlang distribution (long)
>"Chappell, Simon P" <> wrote:
>> >> >Erlang is ready for an alternative distribution.
>> >>
>> >I would strongly oppose this view as it can easily kill 
>> >Erlang. You cannot
>> All of the evidence that I have seen shows the opposite to be
>> true. Linux certainly does not seem to be in danger of dying out. I
>> think a web-oriented Erlang would be just the way to spark people
>> into looking into it more.
>I agree.  But the alternative distrib should be just that - I think
>the language should be exactly the same (and probably the runtime too,
>although this is probably not essential).  An alternative would be if
>the OTP release could be made more modular as Joe suggested.

That would certainly work. I keep trying to find time to learn Erlang, but it's hard when I know that all the web stuff I want either isn't there or is buried somewhere and I don't know where to look.

>Linux does have some problems with different "patches" in different
>distribs.  Just as one example, see the libpcap stuff...

I only said it wasn't dying out, not that it didn't have problems! ;-)



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