[erlang-questions] languages in use? [was: Time for OTP to be Renamed?]

Michael Truog <>
Sat Feb 15 23:31:34 CET 2014


On 02/15/2014 04:01 AM, Pieter Hintjens wrote:
> A technology either lives, by growing and merging with others, or it
> dies. Erlang is far from being a living technology and survives pretty
> much thanks to a single dominant customer and investor. It claims to
> be the best solution for distributed systems, yet is entirely
> homogeneous, which is also an insane contradiction. Distributed
> systems by definition must span space and time, or they are
> LegacyAsAService.
You might also want to look at http://cloudi.org .  It uses an Erlang core to provide fault-tolerance to C++/C, Java, Python, Ruby, and anything else that has a CloudI API implemented for it. Erlang provides a stable distributed system development platform that provides many avenues for integration, as shown by its successes, so your complaints show your ignorance.


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