[erlang-questions] Parallel Shootout & a style question

Mats Cronqvist mats.cronqvist@REDACTED
Tue Sep 2 12:09:49 CEST 2008

Ulf Wiger (TN/EAB) wrote:
> Mats Cronqvist skrev:
>> Gleb Peregud wrote:
>>> Maybe it is good idea to include something like 
>>> http://code.google.com/p/plists/ into Erlang/OTP? It will probably 
>>> introduce more less tuned software created by developers, but it
>>> will make programming multi-core systems much more easier and fun
>>> for beginners.
> >
>> in an ideal world, all the basic OTP libs should be rewritten to be 
>> parallel. who gives an expletive if it's 10% slower on a single core
>>  machine?
> Radical, but you have a point.
> Before Robert reminds me, I might as well admit that I
> scolded him severely for rewriting lists:map/2 as a
> list comprehension, back in those days when LCs were
> slower. Sorry Robert (but I was right ;-)
> I am pretty sure that 10% means a lot to some people
> out there.

  people that care about 10% performance have no business running on a 
single core.


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