[erlang-questions] Parallel Shootout & a style question

Gleb Peregud <>
Fri Sep 5 08:18:42 CEST 2008


On Fri, Sep 5, 2008 at 2:11 AM, Richard A. O'Keefe <> wrote:
> I am all for automatic parallelisation, AS LONG AS IT WORKS.
>
> I am going to keep on repeating my basic point until it
> sinks in:  Erlang processes have side effects, and changing
> from sequential map to parallel map changes the meaning of
> the program.
>
> Automatic parallelisation is good for PURE functional
> code.  When we have something that can reliably detect
> chunks of Erlang code that are pure, let's go for it!
> Till then, beware...

+1

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