[erlang-questions] Is erlang a web language?

Yang Zhang <>
Wed Feb 11 19:58:05 CET 2009


Thanks all for replying.

Just think erlang's database and distribute feature are so great so it is
the best way I can think to make a distribute crawler and web page
analyzor(what I am doing), then found it doesn't have strong built in web
library like urlencode/htmlentities for me to process url and html. And it
builtin httpclient even ibrowse doesn't support bind IP when initial http
request.

Never mind a function is complex or easy, what in my mind is erlang didn't
have it so it  is incomplete. No one like to write the simple code again and
again. And I'm not sure I could write it right one the first time i wrote
it. Glad see it has another library to compensate the missing ones so
everything is ok now.

Thanks. I will check these links.

On Thu, Feb 12, 2009 at 2:27 AM, Taavi Talvik <> wrote:

>
> On Feb 11, 2009, at 6:46 PM, Yang Zhang wrote:
>
>  I saw eralng has its own webserver and distribute database. These
>> looks quite good.
>> But after I wrote some web programs, I found erlang even doesn't have
>> a strong enough htmlentities or urlencode , urldecode function. What's
>> the problem here?
>> Isnot erlang a web language?
>>
>
> htmlentities, urlencode/decode are easy part. Supplied by
> any erlang web frameworks.
>
> It starts to be interesting there:
>
> Web chatroom in 57 lines:
> http://nitrogenproject.com/web/samples/comet2
>
> Million connections:
>
> http://www.metabrew.com/article/a-million-user-comet-application-with-mochiweb-part-1/
>
> putting data into cloud:
> http://couchdb.apache.org/
> http://aws.amazon.com/simpledb/
>
> wikipedia on on fraction of hardware:
> http://www.onscale.de/scalaris.html
> http://www.onscale.de/Schuett_Google_Scalability.pdf
>
> best regards,
> taavi
>
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