[erlang-questions] What can I only do in Erlang?

Miles Fidelman <>
Wed Nov 5 02:11:24 CET 2014

Curtis J Schofield (ram9) wrote:
> I am working on getting Erlang/Elixir adopted into our company. I've
> been asked to provide a simple example of something that your can only
> do in erlang.
> My reason for pushing to adopt this in our tech stack is that much of
> the system code I've written I feel I could write easier in Erlang and
> do it faster. I feel like one of the unique offerings of erlang
> relates to distributed computing or OTP reliable systems.
> Does anyone have thoughts on this question ? "What can I do in Erlang
> that I can't do in another language?"
> Ideally it would be something small that I could use as a demonstration.

Highly reliable, massive concurrency.  Not sure how you'd do a small 
demonstration though.

In theory, there is no difference between theory and practice.
In practice, there is.   .... Yogi Berra

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