[erlang-questions] languages in use? [was: Time for OTP to be Renamed?]
Sun Feb 16 22:11:01 CET 2014
Jesper Louis Andersen wrote:
> On Sun, Feb 16, 2014 at 3:46 PM, Miles Fidelman
> < <mailto:>> wrote:
> Nice piece.
> What's frightening about it is how closely those requirements
> also scream "Ada" - which seems to have become the language of
> choice for aviation software - both hard real-time fly-by-wire
> software and massively distributed systems for air traffic
> control. (Dare I say it, another language that "flys under the
> radar." :-)
> Talk about divergent solutions to similar requirements.
> I'll claim that they cover different areas. The key difference is hard
> vs soft real time. Where Ada can work with the former, Erlang relaxes
> the requirement to soft realtime and gains a lot of benefits by doing so.
Good point. "Let it crash" does take on a whole different meaning when
dealing with aircraft and such.
In theory, there is no difference between theory and practice.
In practice, there is. .... Yogi Berra
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