[erlang-questions] QUestions about erlang

Enrique Marcote <>
Thu Nov 8 12:25:44 CET 2007


Sorry, let me correct myself (I meant "is not").  Of course that's
just my personal opinion.

> erlang is

not

> the best choice for the two projects you have in mind right now



> El 06/11/2007, a las 14:50, Giuseppe Luigi Punzi Ruiz escribió:
>
> > Hi again,
> >
> > El 06/11/2007, a las 14:27, Christian S escribió:
> >
> >> I can hear how other subscribers are tapping away their mail response
> >> to you, so prepare your mailbox to be erlang-questions-dotted
> >
> > Yes, mail rules created :D
> >
> >>
> >>> - Is erlang fast?
> >>
> >> It is not good as good at number crunching as ocaml or low level
> >> imperative languages. It does however build fast systems, see this
> >> slide:
> >>
> >> http://www.slideshare.net/Arbow/comparing-cpp-and-erlang-for-
> >> motorola-telecoms-software/
> >>
> >> Also, erlang is very succinct and quick coded. That's an important
> >> way
> >> to be fast.
> >
> > Well, this questions was stupid. I know Wings, and is great in
> > perfomance I think.
> >
> >>
> >>> - How is the persistence/database connection?
> >>
> >> My opinion: They work, but they're not to impress with.
> >> Erlang has a database called mnesia that provide much higher
> >> transaction rates than links to external dbs, mnesia also support
> >> distribution over several nodes.
> >
> > And, on the other hand, you can access too to postgresql, mysql?
> >
> >
> >>
> >>> - What about graphical interface for the apps? and web frontend?
> >>
> >> You can create desktop guis using the 'gs' application which is back
> >> ended in Tcl/Tk. This will not impress anyone. There is 'gtknode', a
> >> c-node, a way for erlang to communicate with a c program running GTK+
> >> to exchange events. I dont have experience with it, but it seems
> >> great
> >> and you can build the GUI part in Glade.
> >
> > interesting. Some documentation about this?
> >
> >> There is soon a number of web server alternatives popping up. Yaws is
> >> the popular one so far, but I think that might change now that other
> >> commercially used and tested web servers are going open source.
> >
> > Yes, but not all webservers accepts erlang.
> >
> >>
> >>> - PocketPC, Palm support?
> >>
> >> There is an ARM port of erlang, might require some assembly.
> >
> > Is not important at the moment.
> >
> >>
> >>> - What about the community for support?
> >>
> >> Ridiculously good. If I dont get an answer in freenode #erlang within
> >> minutes I get a very good answer from this list in an hour. If it is
> >> during swedish office hours you often get support from the author
> >> directly. It's good to be small.
> >
> > Yes, in the smalltalk community happens the same.
> >
> >>
> >>> - Spanish erlang-developers?
> >>
> >> I can't say I have noticed any larger group of spanish erlang
> >> developers.
> >
> > Ok.
> >
> >  From the point of view of a newbie, I see erlang as a lenguaje for
> > great scale apps. What do you think about use it for a small company
> > thath develop small software, like a POS, or something similar?
> >
> > Thanks for your answers :D
> >
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