[erlang-questions] light-weight concurrency in C

Francis Norton <>
Mon Jun 18 18:20:51 CEST 2007

This may be a stupid question from someone who is just starting on the
tutorial, but what is the difference between Erlang functions and Finite
State Machines? Could you use FSM visualisation tools to document (or write)


On 6/18/07, Serge Aleynikov <> wrote:
> This looks like the same approach to concurrency as what's been used in
> Erlang: http://legacy.imatix.com/html/smt.  They use it in their open
> source high-performance messaging server: http://www.openamq.org.
> While there's been a comparison between Yaws and Apache, it would be
> interesting to see one against http://www.xitami.com as it would seem
> like it could actually outperform Yaws.
> Serge
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