Wed Sep 7 18:07:19 CEST 2005
I would like to introduce myself as Saifi Khan and an Erlang newbie.
While taking reading Tim Bray's blog on CMT
I happened to read about Erlang.
I also read Joe's paper on Concurrency in Erlang at LL2.
The concept of Concurrency as a construct is quite interesting.
Couple of queries about Slides -
Q. [Create more processes than OS supports.]
Does Erlang process imply threads here ?
Are the processes (threads) here library managed ?
Is there a documentation for the user API somewhere ?
Q. [Message Passing is "send and pray"]
Is it UDP based communication ?
Q. [Erlang is used in Nortel Alteon SSL Accelerator]
What feature has been implemented in Erlang ? Is it SSL ?
(Looked a Nortel Site, but they have no data on Erlang).
Q. [Things in the world don't share data]
Doesn't this make the program's inefficient ?
In C programs we have shared data among various threads ?
Misc questions -
Q. Is Erlang a functional programming language ?
Q. What is the best class of problems to solve with Erlang ?
(The slides talk about soft real-time systems).
Q. What class of problems *cannot* be solved using Erlang ?
(eg. with Java we don't do Systems programming).
Q. What are the new books on Erlang ?
(could find only one on Amazon.com)
I am keen to learn more about the language and have a
Thanks in advance.
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