[erlang-questions] Erlang and Akka

Xiao Jia <>
Thu Aug 28 16:18:18 CEST 2014


I totally agree with your points about libraries and community.  Isolation
is indeed (ideally) very important for C++ programs that I have experience
with.

And yes, smart pointers need a strict discipline to be helpful.  I just
imagined and never tried to write C++ in Erlang style so I can hardly say
anything about language usability and performance in this case.

On Thu, Aug 28, 2014 at 8:40 PM, Jesper Louis Andersen <
> wrote:

> As an aside, this is also why it is usually not that beneficial to speak
> about how performant Erlang programs are compared to their counterparts.
> There is a price for these core values in execution, and you have to pay
> that price in Erlang.
>

On Thu, Aug 28, 2014 at 9:20 PM, <> wrote:

> Nor in that case are you likely
> to get the performance C++ is celebrated for.
>

So what if we have both Erlang(-style) concurrency and C++ performance (for
number crunching, ...) in some new language (yet to be developed)?
Regardless of community size, reusable libraries and other "human-related"
issues commonly faced by any new language, can we say such a new language
is better than both Erlang and C++ because it (potentially) beats both in
performance and concurrency, respectively?
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