Erlang for desktop applications?

Ryan Rawson ryanobjc@REDACTED
Sun Aug 6 23:06:53 CEST 2006

Have a look a F# - OCaml on .NET.

Also check out wings3d - a "desktop appliation" written in Erlang.

The real problems behind writing a desktop app I think have to do with
UI and GUI issues.  For example, TK is an ugly UI on any system - and
its the widly available default UI.

What I really want is Cocoa bindings.  Maybe I should write that.


On 8/6/06, Jacobo García de Polavieja Aguilera
<jacobopolavieja@REDACTED> wrote:
> Hi everybody:
> I am new to functional programming (just some very little experience
> with Lisp). I got interested in functional programming because of the
> performance related to multiproccessors or multicore systems. And I got
> interested in Erlang over other FP languages because its fame for easy
> parallelism management and its performance compared to Haskell or
> others.
> But, do you see Erlang suitable for developing future (more than 5 years
> from now) desktop applications? I know it wasn't designed for this, and
> that there are very important actions like string functions which are
> slow in Erlang... but then I also ran into EX11 and similar projects
> which seem like a little light for my future purpose.
> Could be erlang efficient with desktop related stuff? If not, could you
> recommend other functional languages that fit best that objective?
> I'm looking forward to efficiency on future multicore processors and
> easy concurrency management.
> Thanks all.

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