ErlCee++ (and starting remopte erlang nodes)
Wed Jun 9 04:43:24 CEST 2004
One day I was looking at PVM as a way to build a multithreaded
application that I wanted to make roughly cross platform and able to
be hooked to lots of other langauges; etc.
I asked Mr. Alta Vista, as the Google Guys were still in school learning
how to do whatever it is they do...
and up came www.erlang.org!
Joe Armstrong <> wrote:
> > I'd really like to see an Erlang-like runtime system built on Unix
> > processes. How far towards the Erlang programming style could it be
> > pushed? Wouldn't it be fun to be able to write "Erlang" processes in
> > any language and mix 'em all together?
> Well one way to do this might be to use PVM.
> The other day I awoke with the thought "It's all about message
> Q: How do we write distributed stuff?
> A: Send asynchronous messages - you'll never know if they arrive
> if you *must* know - send a reply
> Note no shared anything :-) - easy to understand etc
> How can I do this in a big network with firewalls etc. Can A send a
> message to B if A and B are *both* behind firewalls etc. (yes send via
> a proxy C - but both A and B must have agreed to communicate via some
> I asked my old friend Mr. Google about "message passing
> infrastructures" and he told me about PVM ...
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