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

Thomas Lindgren <>
Mon Feb 17 00:11:10 CET 2014



Why, Miles, the solutions are similar -- we just launch another one.

Best,
Thomas




On Sunday, February 16, 2014 10:11 PM, Miles Fidelman <> wrote:
 
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
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