[erlang-questions] Erlang and mutable state

Dennis Byrne <>
Sat Nov 17 02:09:16 CET 2007


Here is a little information in addition to some of the other responses on 
this thread.

http://notdennisbyrne.blogspot.com/2007/10/psst-erlang-has-mutable-state.html
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Dennis Byrne
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 wrote on 11/16/2007 03:36:34 PM:

> Hi all,
> 
> I had a question about Erlang and mutable state.  I understand that
> Erlang avoids the concurrency nightmare of other languages by avoiding
> mutable state shared between processes.  But why Erlang doesn't allow
> mutable state isolated within a process (such that no other process
> could directly access or change that state)?  I'm wondering what in
> Erlang's programming model prevents this.  If anybody could point me
> to a good link or paper that describes the reason, I'd really
> appreciate it.
> 
> -Istarex
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