[erlang-questions] benchmarks game harsh criticism

Isaac Gouy <>
Wed Nov 28 22:07:55 CET 2007

--- Jack Orenstein <> wrote:

> Going off on a hopefully interesting tangent ...
> On Wed, November 28, 2007 1:45 pm, Isaac Gouy wrote:
> >
> > I do remember a comment from Ulf Wiger to the effect that the
> Erlang VM
> > seemed to reach peak performance after 24 hours of constant load,
> which
> > he thought very appropriate given the intended uses.
> Can someone confirm this and explain the cause?

Perhaps it was an off-the-cuff remark that was not intended to be taken
too seriously ;-)
> I have worked in Java for many years and learning Erlang now. There
> is a similar phenomenon in Java as the just-in-time compiler compiles
> frequently used code paths. But for the applications I've worked on,
> this tends to get done within the first few minutes or hours.

For some of the tiny benchmarks game programs


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