(Prolog + LISP + Erlang) with integration issues versus C++

Dev Functional <>
Thu Aug 25 12:35:34 CEST 2005

On 8/25/05, Joe Armstrong (AL/EAB) <> wrote:
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> > versus C++
> There is one reason to use Erlang in preference to C++, etc.
> Commercial advantage.
> If you use a me-too technology you will get a me-too result.
>  "Hey let's make a world-beating kick-arse inovative product using the same
>   technology as everybody else and that all the consultants reccomend"
>  You should use Erlang because it gives you commercial advantage.
>  Many people who read and post to this list have done exactly that and have successful
> companies because they have good product ideas and a good technology and a bit of luck.
> You can kill any good idea with a ten-pack of consultants and Java or C++
> /Joe

Dr. Armstrong,

I am in complete agreement with your point of view.

Is it a good idea to do AI programming in Erlang ?
(eg. Neural Networks, Graph Traversal, Search Trees, Classifiers and
Pattern Recognition)

If yes, then we will try to move our AI code from Prolog, LISP to Erlang.
If not, what should be the alternative approach ?

Thanks for giving the world a wonderful language like Erlang.
(COmega looks like a copy of Erlang ideas).


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