[erlang-questions] Not an Erlang fan

Ulf Wiger (TN/EAB) <>
Mon Sep 24 09:22:28 CEST 2007

Thomas Lindgren wrote:
> Also, when I consider the use of io:get_line/2, it
> seems it may be "too easy" to choose a suboptimal
> solution to some problems. That can be a problem in
> situations like this, when the user base grows quickly
> outside the core community and the new users thus
> can't rely on helpful insiders.

There were some suggestions on how to perform line-
oriented I/O much faster in Erlang, in this post
and the replies that followed:


The problem I ran into was actually lack of flow control:
data flowed in so fast that the receiving end couldn't
keep up, even with minimal processing.

Ulf W

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