Build an erlang computer (was:Computers are fast)

David Hopwood <>
Wed Jan 25 21:49:20 CET 2006

James Hague wrote:
>>In my never ending quest for inefficiency I have seldom met a problem
>>which could not be solved in the twinkling of an eye (apart, that is,
>>from our friend that wanted to do O(10^19) computations to force some
>>crypto system :-)

That's an example of "doing the wrong thing, [rather than] doing the right
thing slowly."

> How about parsing a 300+ megabyte XML file?

And yet another example! :-)

David Hopwood <>

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