Language Bindings for Erlang Again (Opinion)

Gordon Guthrie <>
Tue Jun 6 10:32:26 CEST 2006


> How scaleable, realtime, is
> a large Erlang program? Where are the performance
> tests over 100m of cat5? I'll test it myself and then
> I'll know.

Erlang runs the telephone system in the UK - all 1.7m sloc of it with 31ms 
downtime per year (yes 99.9999999% availability).

The lesson of this is that Erlang 'only' gives you commodity, open-source, 
google scalability on comodity hardware. Apart from that it has little to 
offer ;->


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