[erlang-questions] Forget Erlang on the Java VM. More language on the Erlang VM are needed!

Ulf Wiger (TN/EAB) <>
Wed Nov 28 16:23:34 CET 2007


Joel Reymont skrev:
> 
> On Nov 28, 2007, at 3:03 PM, Ulf Wiger (TN/EAB) wrote:
> 
>> When building an IDE, for example, would you not agree that strong
>> GUI support etc is more important than having lightweight processes?
> 
> I would not build the GUI in Erlang if that's what you are asking.

No, it isn't. But the problem, often, with GUIs is that you tend to
want quite a lot of logic to be rather tightly coupled with the
interactive parts. While it's relatively easy to make a tcl or
Gtk binding for Erlang, chances are that you will notice a performance
lag as the frequency of messages to/from the GUI grows.

 From a programming point of view, writing the interaction logic for
the GUI in Erlang is actually quite pleasant.

> You can have this without porting Erlang to Mono, just write 'ei'
 > for Mono.

I personally doubt that performance would be sufficient for a GUI-
intensive app.


BR,
Ulf W



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