Thomas Lindgren thomasl_erlang@REDACTED
Thu Sep 8 01:09:19 CEST 2005

--- Ulf Wiger <ulf@REDACTED> wrote:

> It is not at all uncommon to see Erlang programs
> outperform C/C++
> programs when a lot of concurrency is called for. As
> Erlang takes
> care of the really scary stuff (managing pointers
> and avoiding
> thrashing data structures), the programmer can focus
> on the
> more interesting problem of selecting the right
> algorithms for the job.

One view of Erlang/OTP is as a scripting glue
controlling a sophisticated, battle-hardened C library
for highly reliable massive concurrency and I/O. 

Why on earth shouldn't that be competitive with yet
another C++ program?


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