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

Fri Aug 26 18:04:24 CEST 2005

The issue with that is serializing the data though.  Not all languages 
are equal in terms of their ability to serialize data.  Erlang works 
beautifully with sockets, I can't say the same for C.  Although I will 
agree that sockets are probably one of the better ways for 2 languages 
to communicate.

On Aug 26, 2005, at 9:38 AM, James Hague wrote:

> More and more I'm finding that the best way to communicate between
> applications written in different languages is NOT to call code
> directly, but to use sockets.  Any good language implementation has a
> socket interface, and Erlang works brilliantly with sockets.
> Writing shared libraries (DLLs) that can be called directly from
> Erlang...well, it's ugly and confusing.  I've done it several times,
> and gotten it to work, but it's *so* low-level and full of odd rules
> and gotchas.

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