Erlang downsides?

Richard Carlsson <>
Thu Aug 31 15:55:40 CEST 2006


James Hague wrote:
> Exactly.  And other dynamic languages--including Ruby and
> Python--simply link to the standard Perl regular expression library.
> In Erlang regular expression are slow because they're implemented
> entirely in high-level Erlang (which is simultaneously cool and slow).

Larry Wall, in a talk on Perl 6: "Now, the thing I really wanted to get 
to, which we think will influence the world outside of Perl is we saw 
how everyone borrowed Perl 5 compatible regular expressions, and we 
figured - well, you know, they're a really big mess, and we're sorry, 
but we're changing them now, now that you've just borrowed them."

	/Richard




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