[erlang-questions] Surprising conclusion in Parallel programming environments: less is more?

Garry Hodgson <>
Thu Oct 4 20:30:54 CEST 2007

ok <> wrote:

> That article basically says:
>    (fact) if you give people too many kinds of jam to choose from,
>           they will choose less jam.  (All the examples of this kind
>           presented in the article are about people's PURCHASING
>           decisions.)
>    (wild extrapolation) there are already too many parallel programming
>   languages and approaches.
>    (extreme flight into fantasy) we should use an existing language
>           rather than one designed for parallelism.

if, indeed, there are too many languages, it's not because we make
up new ones, but because we never retire old ones.

Garry Hodgson, Senior Software Geek, AT&T CSO

nobody can do everything, but everybody can do something.
do something.

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