[erlang-questions] Intel Quad CPUs

Hugh Perkins <>
Mon Sep 3 18:39:34 CEST 2007


> This is what I'm trying to do, indeed. I'm trying convince myself that
erlang way is worth further investigation. I've been Java/J2EE
developer for years now and my mind is used to OO and shared memory
concepts. In my case it is really hard to change well trained mind to
start thinking in completely new way. It's really fascinating and
beautiful process, though.

Even in the absence of multicore CPUs, anything distributed really
ought to rock in Erlang.  I mean, I had a distributed application in
C#, and it was just a nightmare to debug, maintain.  OTP supervision,
and the release system seems to address exactly the issues I wanted to
solve.

Also, rpc generally is a big time sink, and Erlang seems to make this
pretty simple.

The only bits that worry me slightly are:
- the rather cavalier attitude to parameters, which is very evident
when you call get_fun_info on a function exported from a module, and
simply get told, well it takes 3 parameters.  Yay!
- UTF-8 support still limited

There are a few nice-to-haves that would be, well, nice to have, like
Reflection, and something like asp.net, but there are ways to cope
with their absence.



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