[erlang-questions] Why is Erlang what it is?

Kirill Zaborski <>
Tue Dec 12 11:07:54 CET 2006


Where can I find some more details about it? E.g. how do you name JVMs (like
node names in Erlang)?
Are there any plans for more features?

On 12/12/06, jla415 <> wrote:
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> Kirill Zaborski wrote:
> >
> > E.g. there are Scala actors library but it implements just one Erlang
> > feature of message-passing and as I see it's even not possible to send
> > messages between JVMs.
> > And of course we need the full power of OTP. But to implement it we need
> > "core" Erlang.
> >
>
> Somewhat off-topic here, but you can do message passing in the scala
> actors
> library between jvms with the scala.actor.remote.Actor.* classes, however
> the current implementation seems pretty inefficient as it basically does a
> while(inputStream.available() > 0) { ... } busy loop for each connection.
> Hopefully this will be fixed in the future to use NIO or similar async io
> techniques
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