Dr Dobb's mention of Erlang

Ulf Wiger etxuwig@REDACTED
Wed Apr 16 14:18:24 CEST 2003


The Dr Dobb's Embedded Systems web page lists the following
programming languages under the "languages" heading:

C/C++, Java, Ada, Erlang, Forth, Eiffel, Pascal

(in that order).

On Erlang, Dr Dobb writes the following:

"The Erlang language started life as a proprietary
application development language within Ericsson
Telecommunications in Sweden. In 1998, Ericsson decided to
release the language, tools and libraries into the Open
Source community. This is significant, since despite a
quirky syntax, Erlang is a powerful development environment
for real time applications. Ericsson's own telephony
switches are programmed in the language. There is an active
group using Erlang for some very interesting things, indeed.
Couple Erlang with XML-RPC (as one project is doing), and
you have some very interesting possibilities for distributed
embedded systems.

The system is a tad large for the smallest embedded
applications ? you generally need 16MB and a MTD to run the


Ulf Wiger, Senior Specialist,
   / / /   Architecture & Design of Carrier-Class Software
  / / /    Strategic Product & System Management
 / / /     Ericsson AB, Connectivity and Control Nodes

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