[erlang-questions] Best actor libraries in other languages?

Matthew Evans <>
Mon Feb 11 18:20:11 CET 2013


I took a quick look at Kilim for Java:
http://www.malhar.net/sriram/kilim/kilim_ecoop08.pdf

It is also used by Erjang. However, I ended up with something so close to Erlang that we convinced our boss to use Erlang instead.
Matt
Date: Mon, 11 Feb 2013 10:09:31 -0500
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Subject: [erlang-questions] Best actor libraries in other languages?

Of course Erlang has a killer actors library as a core component of itself. Sadly, Erlang is not always an option (e.g., customer requires a JVM language). Which actor libraries in other languages come close to Erlang's in terms of:

* Syntax conciseness (spawn, !, receive)* Polymorphism (receiving different kinds of messages)* Fault-tolerance (GC per actor, actor crash doesn't crash the system)
* Live updates (different code versions up at the same time, hot code updates)
Does Scala and/or Akka offer anything like these features? What about Ruby's Celluloid? What are the best actor libraries in Common Lisp and Scheme?

The Haskell community seems to prefer STM over actors. How does the Erlang community feel about STM?
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Cheers,
Andrew Pennebakerwww.yellosoft.us



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