[erlang-questions] let it crash erlang/ada [[was: Time for OTP to be Renamed?]

Cian Synnott <>
Mon Feb 17 15:16:52 CET 2014


On Mon, Feb 17, 2014 at 12:44 PM, Miles Fidelman
<> wrote:
> More copies of the same hardware/software just means more copies of any
> bugs!
>
A famous direct example of this was the Ariane 5 disaster in 1996:

"When the guidance system shut down, it passed control to an
identical, redundant unit, which was there to provide backup in case
of just such a failure. But the second unit had failed in the
identical manner a few milliseconds before. And why not? It was
running the same software."

http://www.around.com/ariane.html

Cian



More information about the erlang-questions mailing list