[erlang-questions] non-trivial supervisor idioms? -- An open-source plea!

Thomas Lindgren <>
Wed Oct 27 18:58:46 CEST 2010

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> The obvious answer is to look at some open-source code. But  when most 
>open-source projects have learned Erlang the same way it becomes a  case of the 
>blind leading the blind. Problems that must have already been  experienced and 
>dealt with at Ericsson are repeated. A large production-ready  open-source 
>project written by battle-hardened experienced Erlang programmers  would really 
>fill in that void. Something big and sufficiently complex like a  soft-switch or 

Hi Edmond

You can find a lot of useful stuff in the Erlang/OTP distribution itself. (Or 
read and learn from the plentiful open source out there, rabbitmq, riak, 
ejabberd, yaws, mochiweb, etc etc.)

Regarding code quality, I'd say after having seen a large fraction of the "old 
school" industrial-size erlang products that there's plenty of blindness in 
there too. Most of those programmers were just regular guys. Interrogating Ulf 
Wiger is probably your best bet in this area.

Best regards,


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