[erlang-questions] Accounting Engine in Erlang

David Lloyd <>
Mon Jun 21 00:41:15 CEST 2010

Erlang is a Turing complete language - of course one could solve consistency with it, if it is solvable as a Turin problem...


On 15/06/2010, at 12:38 AM, amiruddin nagri wrote:

> We have a requirement of making an accounting engine that handles all
> the journal entries, transactions, portfolios etc. The communication
> with the engine is based on simple protocol, the things to be taken
> care of in the order are consistency and performance.
> I have looked around some of the products based on erlang,
> specifically couch db, couch db promises eventual consistency and
> horizontal scaling.
> Is the issue of consistency not solvable using erlang, or if we
> implement consistency using erlang we won't be able use the
> performance and scaling feature of erlang to maximum.
> Also, if you have any suggestions of the choice of programming
> language, we have been looking into other functional languages like
> Haskell and Clojure. But we have not dig deep on the performance
> aspects of these languages, if someone can shed a light on the pros-
> cons of these languages, it will help us very much to come to a
> decision.
> -Regards,
> Amir
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