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

Jason Anderson <>
Tue Dec 12 11:22:39 CET 2006


The api docs can be found at http://scala.epfl.ch/docu/files/api/index.html

In particular you want to look at the scala.actors.remote.RemoteActor class
and the other classes in that package

While functional and appearing to work with the few test cases I tried the
current implementation of the RemoteActor probably should not be used as it
will run at 100% cpu in a busy loop waiting for more data as long as there
are jvms connected. You may wish to contact the author about this issue and
to ask if there are any future plans for the library.



On 12/12/06, Kirill Zaborski <> wrote:
>
> 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:
> >
> >
> >
> > 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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