[erlang-questions] Erlang 3000?

James Hague <>
Mon Nov 17 15:49:35 CET 2008


I've proposed all sorts of crackpot extensions to Erlang, but the two
big things that really matter are:

1. Reworking the standard libraries: sets vs. ordsets vs. gb_sets,
file_size is in filelib instead of file, reverse/1 should be
accessible without importing lists, simple modules are overrun with
rarely used cruft, separate out the simple ets from the not so simple
match specification stuff, and so on.
2. Some form of lightweight hash table outside of ets.  Ideally this
would be the replacement for dict/orddict/gb_trees.



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