[erlang-questions] Erlang 3000?

damien morton <>
Mon Nov 17 23:47:47 CET 2008

On Tue, Nov 18, 2008 at 1:49 AM, James Hague <> wrote:
> 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.

Isn't dict the lightweight hashtable you are looking for? If not, what
would be the difference bewteen this lightweight hashtable and
dict/orddict/gb_trees/dict and ets?

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