Why do OS not support erlang's lightweight process?

Ulf Wiger (TN/EAB) ulf.wiger@REDACTED
Tue Aug 29 11:05:14 CEST 2006

Ke Han wrote: 

> [1] Rumour being [OSE] originated from Ericsson. To be taken 
> with large grain of salt. Definately Ericsson is listed as an 
> early adopter (1988). 

You can go easy on the salt. OSE was definitely heavily inspired
by EriOS, which was Ericsson's alternative to the CHILL committe
effort. EriOS was based on EriPascal - Pascal extended with 
concurrency. EriPascal in its turn grew out of the experiences
from PLEX development at Ericsson. One of the people involved in
EriOS was Bjarne Däcker...

Ericsson didn't invent OSE, but it is no coincidence that OSE 
and Erlang are similar in many ways.

Ulf W

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