[erlang-questions] design pattern question for messaging

Miles Fidelman mfidelman@REDACTED
Thu Jul 24 00:35:39 CEST 2014

Mark Allen wrote:
> On 7/23/14 3:31 PM, "Miles Fidelman" <mfidelman@REDACTED> wrote:
>> I keep coming back to wishing for an environment where the basic "unit
>> of computation" has both actor-like properties and object-like
>> properties.  Long term persistence, data encapsulation, plus
>> message-passing concurrency.  Erlang seems to be the best starting point
>> that I've found.
> Have you considered Microsoft's Orleans run-time environment?
> https://orleans.codeplex.com/wikipage?title=Orleans%20Background&referringT
> itle=Home
> https://orleans.codeplex.com/
> It sounds like it might fit into the concepts you're thinking about.  I
> think it's pretty cool. I'd love to see some of these concepts in the
> Erlang run-time, especially as a update/alternative for the current
> distributed Erlang model.
This is the first I've heard of it.  Thanks for the pointers!

Some interesting concepts - particularly the notion of persistent actors 
that never go away.

As soon as I see .net, though, I start cringing.  And Microsoft is known 
for developing interesting stuff in the lab, that then goes away (at 
least they publish it though, Apple tends to deep six things.)

As you say - some of those concepts might fit, and might be nice to pull 
into the Erlang environment.



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