What about Erlang semantics?

Richard Carlsson richardc@REDACTED
Tue Jul 29 11:41:32 CEST 2003

On Mon, 28 Jul 2003, Byron Hale wrote:

> If I understand Erlang semantics, it must have compile time binding to
> be functional. However, the mention of Object Orientation concerns me,
> because OO programming usually has runtime binding.

I'm not sure if I interpret your question correctly, but one answer is
that Erlang has runtime (dynamic) binding of calls from one module to
another, but compile-time (static) binding of calls within the same
module. (This allows runtime code replacement to be done at the module

> Also, Erlang appears to have eager evaluation, as it has "soft"
> runtime requirements.

Yes, Erlang has eager (or "strict") evaluation.


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