wild and crazy idea?

Ryan Rawson <>
Fri Feb 17 09:53:04 CET 2006

Fair enough, but I think my point is that I expect at least 1/2 or
more of the benefits I predict I will get from Erlang come from the
language itself.

Have you looked at gambit scheme?  With the scheme->C compiler, maybe
that is something you are thinking about?


On 2/17/06, Vlad Dumitrescu XX (LN/EAB) <> wrote:
> > Of course, pattern matching is also a major feature in
> > itself, although not specific to Erlang.
> >
> > I would also add unique assignment to variables, which
> > prevents a lot of bugs.
> Trying to reformulate my previous statement, what I mean is that it is
> comparatively much easier to extend most programming languages to allow
> new language constructs and semantics like functional behaviour/pattern
> matching/single assignment/whatever, than it is to provide the kind of
> environment that the ERTS provides for Erlang processes.
> /Vlad

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