[erlang-questions] Favored Linux distributions?

John Haugeland <>
Thu Jun 19 03:14:33 CEST 2008

It is my opinion that even when you intend to deploy on a single well known
environment, and even if you ignore that things change in the future
unexpectedly, the extra rigor applied by the shifting demands of alternate
environments is desirable.

But hey, one man's wine is another man's poison, no?

On Wed, Jun 18, 2008 at 5:55 PM, John Chandler <> wrote:

> On Jun 18, 2008, at 7:38 PM, John Haugeland wrote:
>  > Is there a consensus as to what distribution of Linux is most
>> > suitable to Erlang development, or does it even matter much?
>> As any real developer will tell you, code should be tested on
>> multiple platforms.  I do my development between BSD, Centos and
>> Vista.
>> Enforcing broad portability is a great way to drive incorrect
>> assumptions out of your code before they become problems.
> Well, sure.  Client code in particular needs to be tested on
> whatever range of platforms you intend it to eventually run on.
> With regard to server code, though, it could be that one platform
> is consistently more or less troublesome than others in one way
> or another, and it might be worth considering that when
> specifying a server.

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