Erlang for desktop applications?

James Hague <>
Mon Aug 7 15:27:18 CEST 2006


Erlang is fine for desktop applications--fantastic, even.  Just make
good use of the easy concurrency and integrated TCP support to
communicate with external processes and make good use of languages
with solid GUI libraries.

Or, more succinctly, write the GUI portion of an application in
Objective C (on the Mac) or C# (under Windows) and transfer data back
and forth through a port.

'twould be nice to have solid GUI support in Erlang--wxWindows makes a
lot of sense--but you can get along fine without it.  Possibly a
better option is to run your app as a local webserver and use a
browser for the GUI.



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