[erlang-questions] Erlang vs Clojure

Toby Thain <>
Sun Nov 25 19:35:33 CET 2007


On 25-Nov-07, at 8:33 AM, Thomas Lindgren wrote:

>
> --- Robin Bhattacharyya <> wrote:
>> Rich Hickey, the author of Clojure, makes the case
>> that in the past
>> lisps failed to catch on because they were off on an
>> "island" with
>> their own runtimes.  The legacy of Java will be the
>> JVM not the Java
>> language, as there are currently ~300 languages
>> targeting the JVM.
>
> Were I to do something like that, I'd very seriously
> consider targeting the CLR. Or DLR. So if you do go
> down that road, don't bet on the wrong island.

Some would opine that a closed, proprietary island is the one sure to  
sink. Or sink you.

--T

>
> Best,
> Thomas
>
>
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