[erlang-questions] Not an Erlang fan

Bob Ippolito <>
Sun Sep 23 23:10:40 CEST 2007


On 9/24/07, Patrick Logan <> wrote:
> > > >  http://www.tbray.org/ongoing/When/200x/2007/09/22/Erlang
> > > >
> > > > Tim Bray might raise some valid points here, even if he's slightly
> > > > biased by his background.
>
> The good news is speeding up the i/o in erlang should be easier than
> introducing better concurrency to another language.
>

I've never had a problem with Erlang's general I/O performance, it's
probably just some implementation detail of direct file I/O that is
the loser here. The obvious Erlang fast path to read lines is to spawn
cat and let the port machinery do all of the work for you. Here's an
example (including a copy of Tim's dataset):

http://undefined.org/erlang/o10k.zip

-bob



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