OTP development, was Re: Gaga about bifs

James Hague james@REDACTED
Thu Apr 10 04:51:40 CEST 2003

Ulf Wiger wrote:
>I'm not aware of that many mission-critical middleware products that 
>are available as Open Source (at least not products that are more 
>open and "interactive" than OTP), so there are few references on
>how to do this properly

That's a very good point, one that I hadn't thought about.  Erlang is 
odd in this respect, being so directly connected with commercial 
products, but that's also maybe it's biggest advantage.  I can 
certain understand being conservative in some ways.

At the same time, the floating point improvements that went into R8 
didn't follow this rule, at least it doesn't appear that they didn't 
(someone correct me if I'm wrong).  I was under the impression that 
they were added specifically for the benefit of Wings3D.


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