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

Miles Fidelman <>
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.

Miles

-- 
In theory, there is no difference between theory and practice.
In practice, there is.   .... Yogi Berra




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