new syntax - a provocation

Vlad Dumitrescu <>
Tue Sep 30 21:21:02 CEST 2003


<<about some interesting comments about and parallels with Kali Scheme, the
point being made that Kali Scheme assumes the network is reliable, and
Erlang works even when things begin to fail>>

It is interesting how languages and environments are modelled after their
intended use (form follows function here too)

A similar thing, but reversed, can be said about another feature relative to
code migration: security. Erlang assumes all participants are fully trusted
when they are accepted as peers, and all code is friendly, which has shown
to be restricting when one wants to open up across the Internet. Of course,
work is being done to try to make it work, but I suspect others are also
trying to cope with failure too.

/Vlad



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