Erlang for desktop applications?

Jon Hancock <>
Mon Aug 7 14:14:36 CEST 2006


Yeah, if you want to roll your own wrapper to just about any GUI API,  
erlang is very straightforward and there are existing libs to give  
you guidance.  Erlang's generic and OTP management (Supervisor/ 
worker) of processes are both very suitable to mapping directly to  
typical GUI object and event-driven idioms.     As far as scalability  
goes, the erlang vm scales well and latest publishing's of multi-proc  
erlang tests look very promising.
Good luck, ke han

On Aug 7, 2006, at 7:06 PM, Jacobo García de Polavieja wrote:

>
> Please don't turn this into a Cocoa VS GTK or OSX VS Linux debate ;-).
> WxWindows is not suitable for large application because it's a  
> subset of all de backends it supports (GTK, WindowsForms, etc), so  
> it gets complicated to do a big and nice GUI. It's usually pretty  
> limited.
>
> What I'm trying to address here is... if there was a nice GUI  
> (whichever) for Erlang... would Erlang be a nice option to develop  
> desktop applications seeing dual and quadcore processors are coming?
> Even more... would it be suitable to develop its own GUI?
>
> Thanks for all the answers.



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