[erlang-questions] Ideas for a new Erlang

Sven-Olof Nystr|m <>
Fri Jun 27 16:08:19 CEST 2008


I need to correct myself on one point. Those of you with no interest
in Ada may want to skip this message.

Sven-Olof Nystr|m writes:
 > Now, I can see why one would want to write something similar in a
 > language with synchronous communication such as Ada. 
[...]
 >  - There is no dynamic allocation of memory (maybe that's changed?),
 >    so buffers must be bounded.

Even Ada'83 had dynamic memory allocation. See for example
<http://archive.adaic.com/docs/style-guide/83style/html/sty-05-04.html#5.4.3>. Still,
I can see good reasons for avoiding dynamic allocation of memory in
typical Ada applications.


Sven-Olof






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