[erlang-questions] erlang flagship product

mats cronqvist <>
Wed Feb 25 15:10:59 CET 2009


Thomas Lindgren <> writes:

> ----- Original Message ----
>> From: Richard Andrews <>
>> To: erlang-questions <>
>> Sent: Tuesday, February 24, 2009 10:41:56 PM
>> Subject: [erlang-questions] erlang flagship product (was The Beauty of Erlang Syntax)
>> 
>> 
>> > Show me reliable system in Java with million SLOC. Java is 
>> > "academic". Be fair, Java system should have about ten or 
>> > more million SLOC to be compared to AXD 301.
>> 
>> It's a great story but why is the AXD301 (a project from the 1990s)
>> still held up as the flagship example of the virtues of erlang? Is
>> this still the best we have?  The software development universe has
>> evolved from where it was in 1997. Surely there are more recent
>> examples of projects where erlang delivered functionality and
>> reliability quickly and cheaply.
>
> Pragmatically speaking, Ericsson has spent a lot of money and
> man-years on developing AXD301, with excellent results and even some
> public documentation of it all; if someone wants a good example of
> actual industrial development in Erlang over many years with dozens
> of programmers, AXD301 can usually beat down any objections.

  I once made a list of committers in the AXD repos; it was well over
  300.

  mats



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