<div class="gmail_quote">2009/2/25 Michael T. Richter <span dir="ltr"><<a href="mailto:email@example.com">firstname.lastname@example.org</a>></span><br><blockquote class="gmail_quote" style="border-left: 1px solid rgb(204, 204, 204); margin: 0pt 0pt 0pt 0.8ex; padding-left: 1ex;">
<div><div class="Ih2E3d"><blockquote type="CITE"><pre>Trouble is most of the really-good erlang/Haskell programmers are too
in companies that are totally smashing all competition to be bothered to explain
what they're doing.
I've heard this asserted many times. I have seen literally <b>zero</b> evidence of it. Where is this list of companies going out and kicking ass on the competition with their 133t coding skillz and Haskell/Erlang/*ML/whatever? This isn't a flippant question. It would be <b>really</b> nice to show large, successful companies using Haskell and/or Erlang in real-world situations that aren't niches. (Erlang is pretty much pegged as a niche telecom language, for example, while Haskell is pegged as a language only eggheads like.) Business cases would be far simpler to make if this could be shown.</div>
</blockquote></div><br>For my company, I can say we use a custom built streaming server written in Erlang. If Erlang did not exist, we would not have the slightest chance in hell of succeeding. Because we would be just another company offering solutions built on top of technology everyone else is using and is limited by, in a very crowded market.<br>
I see no other technology in existance that comes close to offering the speed of development and flexibility of Erlang. It fits our problem domain like a glove.<br><br><br>Sergej <br>