Subject: Re: So now all I'd like in Erlang is...

James Hague <>
Tue Feb 24 04:11:13 CET 2004


Björn Gustavsson wrote:
>
>I don't see the point with having a tiny implementation.
>
>Most important for our customers are stability and
>speed. If that makes the implementation more complex
>(and it does), that's OK.

I agree that speed and reliability are important, and I am in awe of 
the speed of the current emulator.  But I also think that Erlang 
could better evolve, and we'd see more experimental changes to the 
language outside of Ericsson, if there was a smaller, cleaner 
implementation of the language.  As it stands, the Erlang runtime is 
pretty difficult to hack, especially without documentation.

James


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