Erlang is getting too big (Long and a lot of shouting :-)
Tue Oct 14 13:56:38 CEST 2003
--- Joe Armstrong <joe@REDACTED> wrote:
> Where should we be going?
> * improve concurrency
> I'd like to see more processes with better
> isolation -
What is missing?
> * GC of everything, atom tables, code
An implementation thing, rather than a language thing,
I'd say. But I agree.
> * First Order Code
> First order code with GC would be *wonderful* -
> even better than
> structs (which is just sugar)
It might be a good idea. Some way of slicing, dicing
and gluing together modules with code change would
make _my_ life easier at least :-)
Also, it would help in making fun:s survive loading a
new module version.
> * Agent extensions
What would those be? And why are they interesting?
> SECURITY (sorry I'm shouting again)
Only a problem if we can't trust our surroundings?
(The last two suggest new application areas, I guess?)
> We should not add things which makes programming
> a little bit more
> convenient (which is after all what a lot of the
> language changes do) -
> we should add thing so we can easily write
> applications that nobody else can write.
Hear, hear. I fully agree.
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