[erlang-questions] Horses for courses (Erlang vs. node.js, etc.)

Dmitry Demeshchuk <>
Sat Oct 30 14:10:36 CEST 2010

Let me please explain the situation with my question regarding Node.js
and Erlang.

The main goal of my article is to show just that you describe. Each
platform has its own qualities that make it better for some tasks and
worse for the other (or maybe impossible to be used for specific

I was going to explain the article purpose and contents in details but
after some lines realized that I would just write a short summary of
the article. :)
In short, it compares both of the platforms and concludes when and
where each platform is more convenient. But without any benchmarks, he
comparison will definitely seem incomplete. This is a too obvious
criteria to just ignore it.

That's why I asked my question about arithmetics. It's just a basic
test that needs, however, some explanation.

On Sat, Oct 30, 2010 at 1:29 PM, Hendrik Visage <> wrote:
> Hi there,
>  One of my pet "peefs" in life, is the language/browser/editor/OS wars. And
> as such, when a language/browser/OS/editor wants to become everything to
> everybody, you see the Emacs/Windows/Eclipse/etc. bloat happening (Yes, I
> *DO* use Emacs, and vi, and cat, and ex and notepad and Eclipse)
>  Now on to Erlang vs. Node.js:
>  Each have it's place, and you have to consider what/where/how you need to
> deploy something, and based on that you will make your decisions on the
> language, OS, VM etc.
>  Do not take me wrong, as I will find several places I will not use Erlang,
> but then there are places I can't use Java either, and javascript have a
> specific place too.
>  So: Yes, I do like Erlang, and yes I do like to see it improved... BUT I
> still subscribe to the view that a system/specification is complete, not
> when you can't add anything anymore, but when you can't remove anything
> anymore.
> Hendrik

Best regards,
Dmitry Demeshchuk

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