[erlang-questions] The future of Erlang and BEAM

Richard Carlsson carlsson.richard@REDACTED
Sat Feb 11 22:24:26 CET 2012

On 2012-02-11 14:41, Miles Fidelman wrote:
> 2. Erlang is about 10 years older than Java,

Not really; the first prototype implementation of Erlang was made in 
1987; it got its first users at Ericsson 1988-89, and was shown to the 
public in 1990. Java was implemented 1991-1992 (under the name Oak); 
they tried to market it to makers of embedded systems and such, but 
no-one gave a damn, so they changed focus to Internet and multimedia and 
got Java included in Netscape Navigator in 1995. So Erlang is younger by 
only about 4 years.


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