Upcoming article in Dr. Dobbs'

Rick Pettit rpettit@REDACTED
Mon Jan 10 21:37:09 CET 2005

On Mon, Jan 10, 2005 at 10:55:59AM -0600, Jeff Einhorn wrote:
> As a novice Erlang user I found Erlang to be much more CPU intensive
> when compared to Java in situations when I was developing applications
> that needed to constantly change\manipulate data structures.  My
> observation was that this was a result of the constant
> destroying\recreating of the data structures as result of their
> manipulation.  Are there any plans to add a C type data structure where
> items could be changed in place, without having to recreate the entire
> data structure?

As soon as you do away with pass by copy you lose much of the advantage of
Erlang IMO.


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