[erlang-questions] How to Name Concurrency Patterns
Wed Feb 19 23:48:45 CET 2014
Joe Armstrong wrote:
> Ptolemy and his mates thought the planets moved in epicyles, they make
> wonderful drawings
> of this, and gave examples - trouble was they were all wrong. Good old
> Kepler put them
> right with a few equations.
Of course the numerical algorithms used to produce navigational tables
look suspiciously like cycles and epicycles :-)
> I would be interested to hear what name people suggest, but I'm
> afraid there's about as many concurrency patterns as there are
> possible combinations.
> Yes - but names like gen_server supervisor, gen_fsm are useful to
> express designs (to people who know
> OTP) but we need more well know names
how about supervisor and finite state machine - pretty standard terminology
> I suggest calling the DNS pattern Howard and the load
> balancer-replacement pattern Clementine.
How about Fred (as in "Let Fred do it" - the generic autopilot), or
George (as in "I'll love him, and hug him, and call him George.") :-)
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In practice, there is. .... Yogi Berra
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