[erlang-questions] Your most painful Erlang issue
Thu Jun 21 04:58:06 CEST 2007
Joel Reymont wrote:
> I'm quite emboldened by my recent foray into compilers and
> translators. Unfortunately, the markets may turn out to be very small
> and I thought I would look at Erlang.
> What is your most painful issue with Erlang? What would you badly
> want to see improved?
I find that the most painful issue with Erlang is its performance at
number crunching applications. While Erlang excels big time at
simplistic approach to concurrency, it would be so nice to have a way of
writing natively compiled drivers that would use functional syntax and
Since you have been enjoying OCaml and camlp4 lately, here is an idea
that I wanted to pursue but didn't have time to implement it.
Write driver bindings that would bridge Erlang and OCaml making it
possible to call OCaml closures from Erlang and implement Erlang <->
OCaml term marshalling. Implement ei/erl_interface bindings for OCaml so
that it would be possible to bridge two languages.
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