Did Erlang borrow from Ada?

Bjarne Däcker bjarne@REDACTED
Thu Jun 24 17:18:17 CEST 2004


> Did Erlang borrow from Ada?

In my licentiate thesis from the year 2000,
I wrote:

"Erlang is aptly described as a concurrent functional
 programming language combining two main traditions:

 - Concurrent programming languages: Modula, Chill,
    Ada, etc. from ehich Erlang inherits modules,
    processes, and process communication.

 - Functional and logic programming languages: Haskell,
    ML, Miranda, Lisp, etc. from which Erlang inherits
    atoms, lists, guards, pattern matching, catch and
    throw, etc."

Have a nice summer


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