[erlang-questions] Erlang and Akka

Xiao Jia <>
Thu Aug 28 16:24:38 CEST 2014


That is to say, would it be better if we have a new language with strengths
from both Erlang and C++?  From my understanding we can do as good as
Erlang/C++ in concurrency/performance, and they should not conflict with
each other by nature.


On Thu, Aug 28, 2014 at 10:18 PM, Xiao Jia <> wrote:

> 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?
>



-- 
Regards,
Xiao Jia
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