[erlang-questions] Parallel Shootout & a style question

Andras Georgy Bekes <>
Tue Sep 2 17:41:48 CEST 2008

> We can not detect in runtime by automatic if it pays off to be
> parallell for e.g. a lists:map.
To conclude what you've said:
With Erlang, better efficiency is often not shorter execution time of a 
function call, but less additional CPU load generated by the function 
call, i.e. the total CPU time spent.

Therefore, I think making for example lists:map parallel by default is a 
bad idea.


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