Proposal: E / Erlang integration

Bengt Kleberg <>
Wed Jun 7 15:47:39 CEST 2006


On 2006-06-06 06:25, Michael FIG wrote:
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> In my mind, the only things that would need to be changed in Erlang in order to support E's semantics  would be syntax to send E-style messages (that result in a promise), a construct to invoke code when promises are fulfilled, and a flag to indicate that a specific process is untrusted and may only interact with the rest of the system by receiving and sending E-style messages.

presumably this only shows my ignorance, but i hope that it will be 
possible to reduce it after this question :-)

why do erlang need a special syntax to send e-style messages? what does 
this add that the normal send (!) does not have?
why do erlang need a special syntax to receive e-style messages? what 
does this add that the normal receive does not have?


bengt
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