[erlang-questions] clueless performance question

James Hague <>
Wed Jun 11 16:29:35 CEST 2008


I find Erlang to be impressively fast in comparison with other dynamic
languages.  For general computation Erlang typically outperforms
Python by a wide margin, for example.

The weak points--performance-wise--in Erlang tend to be:

* Algorithms involving heavy use of destructive array updates
* Floating point math
* Regular expressions
* Line-oriented I/O

James



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