[erlang-questions] Erlang: Who uses it for games?

Michael Turner <>
Thu Jul 8 17:29:11 CEST 2010


Very O/T here, but ... I think the main reason I left three (or was it four)
grammatical errors in my plug for Hague's blog is that I was trying to write
as well as he does.  I shouldn't try.  Not that he needs *another* one for
me, after what Michael McDaniel just wrote.  Joe Armstrong says we need more
books.  I'm starting a "Draft James Hague" movement: write a book.  I'll buy
it even if he just ends up just *pretending* it's about Erlang. Better yet,
team up with Nicholas Frechette to write Erlang for GPU Programming, or
something similarly unlikely.

-michael turner

On Fri, Jul 9, 2010 at 12:00 AM, Michael McDaniel <>wrote:

> On Thu, Jul 08, 2010 at 07:10:45PM +0900, Michael Turner wrote:
> > Though James Hague has mainly talked about client-side game programming,
> and
> > mostly separately from Erlang topics, his writings are on both Erlang and
> > games is fascinating, and even where there's no clear overlap, they
> perhaps
> > be a source of insights on this topic.  Besides which, reading him on
> these
> > subjects leads you compulsively onto other programming topics he's
> covered,
> > and before you know it, you've eaten the *whole bag* of potato chips ;-)
> >
> >   *http://tinyurl.com/26dthru*
> > *
> > *
> > -michael turner
> >
> > On Tue, Jul 6, 2010 at 5:05 PM, ingo.schramm <
> >wrote:
> >
> > > Does somebody ever used Erlang to program game servers? Is there any
> > > real live industrial game solution written in Erlang?
> > >
> > > I need to know this for some evangelization :)
> > >
> > > Cheers,
> > > Ingo
> > >
> ________________________________________________________________
>
>  This is the article by James that introduced me to Erlang ...
>
>    http://www.dadgum.com/james/performance.html
>
>   (see also  http://prog21.dadgum.com/11.html)
>
>  I think I stumbled upon the original performance article
>  in early 2005 and investigated Erlang at that time.
>
>  I was fairly burnt out on computers and especially software
>  (after about 30 years of computers, last 20 of which were
>  software).  I was on a multi-month (year?) hiatus from
>  software/systems creation in any form.
>
>  Then I stumbled upon James's article and actually got excited
>  about software again!  James introduced me to a tool, Erlang,
>  that didn't get in my way, but actually, in a major way,
>  facilitated my end results.  And provided some income and
>  lots of fun (still).
>
>  James, I doubt I ever said so until now, so *"Thank you"* for
>  the original performance article and introduction to Erlang.
>  (I have told the OTP team *Thank you* for Erlang, and do so
>  again here).
>
> ~M
>
> --
> Michael McDaniel
> Portland, Oregon, USA
> http://trip.autosys.us
> http://edids.org
>
>
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