Article: A Taste of Erlang..

Stephen Han <>
Sat Jul 1 06:55:04 CEST 2006


Irony is how come the "Related Book" appears in the Article Information box
is "Python"?

On 6/30/06, David Hopwood <> wrote:
>
> Marc van Woerkom wrote:
> > This came in via Google alert:
> >
> >  http://www.informit.com/articles/article.asp?p=482670&rl=1
>
> On page 6 (
> http://www.informit.com/articles/article.asp?p=482670&seqNum=6&rl=1)
>
> # Erlang is far from perfect. The biggest limitation I've encountered is
> that
> # there's no neat way of doing a remote function call. While asynchronous
> # programming is easier to scale, you sometimes need to send a message and
> wait
> # for the result before you can proceed. Ideally, you would save the state
> related
> # to the current message and proceed with processing the next one, but at
> the very
> # least you should be able to wait for a specific message and then grab it
> from
> # the message queue while still processing another message.
>
> Maybe the RPC module, and selective receive, are not well-enough
> signposted in
> the docs and tutorials.
>
> Anyway, I have posted a comment to the article to address this.
>
> --
> David Hopwood <>
>
>
>
>
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