A Taste of Erlang, a Dynamic, Asynchronous Message-Passing Language

Joakim G. <>
Sun Jul 2 23:25:45 CEST 2006


Ulf Wiger wrote:
> Den 2006-06-30 23:29:54 skrev Mickaël Rémond  
> <>:

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> Curious, though, that he lists as a weakness the difficulty of doing a  
> remote procedure call.
> 
> I've personally never thought that rpc:call(Node,M,F,A) is particularly  
> difficult to understand or use. Why, you don't even have to write  
> marshalling code.
> 
>     "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."
> 
> Indeed, and this is particularly easy to do in Erlang, while quite  
> difficult in, say, UML.
> 
> What am I missing here?

I suppose he misses a built-in language construct to do rpc. Like
Joes !! proposal.

I miss !! too. To use a library call for such an important concept
does not feel right.

/Jocke



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