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

Marc van Woerkom <>
Mon Sep 5 10:45:53 CEST 2005

> It was also pointed out that Google does lot of work
> related to information retrieval, inference, distributed
> computing over thousands of compute nodes but does not 
> use Erlang! Why?

Google hired Rob Pike


of Plan 9 (distributed Unix successor).
Maybe they roll their own distributed OS.

On the other hand, Microsoft has Tony Hoare on its
payroll, don't know if they make use of his ideas. :)


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