[erlang-questions] Joe Armstrong's proposal for a test/benchmark implementation

Tim Williams <>
Fri Jun 17 18:41:41 CEST 2011


On Fri, Jun 17, 2011 at 8:05 AM, Dmitrii Dimandt <> wrote:
> Now that a week passed since Erlang Factory, I suddenly remembered one thing we talked during the Birds of a Feather discussion.
>
> I think it was originally Joe Armstrong's idea, but I could be wrong.
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> The idea was to build a more-or-less simple site that would force the user to login, do something on the site and then logout. We could build this in various languages (and I assume frameworks) and see how Erlang performs in comparison to other languages. This would not be a purely synthetic test like those on Debian Shootout, but a more or less real-world scenario.
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> I remember myself saying that we could take the dscussion to the list and and arrive at a basic idea how to do this.
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> So here it is — the idea. Is anyone still interested?

It seems it's not the "real" goal in what you suggest, but a nice side
effect is that it would be incredibly helpful for introducing Erlang
for those coming from other web stuff.  A simple bootstrapped web app
that a new person could poke around and learn how things work would be
incredibly useful IMHO.  Analogous to "fallback[1]" for a heavy Java
stack...  anyway, just suggesting it could  be a nice side effect...

--tim

[1] - https://github.com/lookfirst/fallback



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