[erlang-questions] Is erlang a web language?

Tim Watson watson.timothy@REDACTED
Sun Feb 15 03:29:28 CET 2009

> I am using sinan/faxien exclusively, and have installed and maintained four
> Erlang production systems with them. There were some teething issues, some

This is interesting - I also started out with good feelings about
sinan/faxien, but they appear to redistribute the core OTP libraries
which is anathema where I work. We're simply not allowed (by law) to
run code on "some version" of kernel/stdlib/etc that didn't come from
a verified (official) sources, even if it did in reality (if you see
what I mean). This is an issue of regulatory compliance, so we're
stuck and can't use the tools, which are (I agree) very nice bar some
minor usability issues. I suspect this puts a lot of people off - it's
not as maven downloads and installs the JDK for you is it, and for
good reason - I'd be surprised if that many people actually wanted

Clearly there are mixed opinions about whether a repository for
publishing applications and a distributed build system that can
consume code from public/private repos, is a good approach. That's to
be expected, but this idea of redistributing "Erlang itself" is
another thing altogether. It seems like trying to force too many new
ideas at once, and I suspect this is a big part of the problem.

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