[erlang-questions] Erlang is *not* a implementation of the Actor model Re: Go vs Erlang for distribution

zxq9 zxq9@REDACTED
Wed Jun 25 14:38:47 CEST 2014

On Wednesday 25 June 2014 00:09:35 Robert Virding wrote:
> I think it is very lucky that we weren't interested in, or worried about,
> the theoretical aspects, or that we had heard about the actor model. If we
> had we would probably still be discussing whether we were doing the actor
> model and which parts of it, or where we differed and how important that
> was? Or should we differ and maybe we should drop the differences to we
> would comply, etc ... :-)
> We were trying to solve *THE* problem and this was the best solution we
> could come with. It was purely pragmatic. We definitely took ideas from
> other inputs but not from the Actor model.

Its an illustrative lesson in how to avoid slaving away at the Ivory Tower 
only to have a Turing tarpit to show for it.

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