[erlang-questions] Millions of processes?

Bill McKeeman <>
Tue Sep 23 21:37:06 CEST 2008

Raoul, I would not be depressed, there has always been a tradeoff between elegance and performance at the bleeding edge.  On my first computer we taped bits of 5-hole paper tape into our programs because the plug-panel sine and cosine were too slow.  Nothing has changed...  /s/ Bill

-----Original Message-----
From:  [mailto:] On Behalf Of Raoul Duke
Sent: Tuesday, September 23, 2008 3:16 PM
Subject: Re: [erlang-questions] Millions of processes?

> I guess, then subroutine was State-of-the-Art Computer Science concept and
> spaggethi-code was called a "good engineering" :-)

i see premature or sometimes sadly required optimization every working
day. pretty depressing.
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