[erlang-questions] The erlang baby and the green JVM

Henning Diedrich <>
Thu Apr 1 04:03:12 CEST 2010

Judging from the comments, this is going to be around forever, like 
Cedric's and Damien's rants.

So before somebody does it wrong, I added the info to Wikipedia's Erlang 
and JVM entries. At least it's official then, it was a serious omission.

And tomorrow, maybe somebody can add a "newbs read here" tag to the blog 
post, at the top, blinking and cyan.


Ulf Wiger wrote:
> David Mercer wrote:
>> My favorite line:
>> "A lot of the fault tolerance aspects of Erlang come from people 
>> trying to
>> work around Joe's buggy VM."
> This took on a whole new meaning at the SF Erlang Factory, as
> Kresten Krab Thorup ("Kresten Krarup"?) demonstrated how Erlang
> produced nice error reports when calling not-yet-implemented
> BIFs in the Erjang VM. Erlang code is in fact tolerant of
> bugs in the VM. :)
> BR,
> Ulf W

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