[erlang-questions] Erlang vs. Stackless Python
Ulf Wiger (TN/EAB)
Fri Aug 3 19:15:06 CEST 2007
Zac Brown wrote:
> The reason for that is that its not really even a parallel
> test since there's only one process running at a time so
> you're just making one big line, that could easily be
> accomplished by one process constantly talking to itself.
> Dumb way to show erlang's power if you ask me :).
Well, it does illustrate the cost of spawning and
the cost of message passing, and how the cost depends
on the number of concurrent processes.
It's been a while since I looked at Stackless Python,
but I believe its "processes" are not quite as
capable as Erlang processes, esp. in terms of fault
tolerance and debug support. By all rights, they should
be cheaper than Erlang processes...
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