[erlang-questions] Any more recent version of Joe's "Performance Measurements of Threads in Java and Processes in Erlang"

Garry Hodgson garry@REDACTED
Mon Apr 23 17:39:47 CEST 2007

Jonathan Gold <dev@REDACTED> wrote:

> BTW, I have read this paper as well:
>     http://prog.vub.ac.be/~wdmeuter/PostJava04/papers/Nystrim.pdf
> which has some nice discussion of some of the approaches I'm planning to
> benchmark, but no hard numbers.

that paper strikes me as odd.  while it implies a comparison, the
treatent of erlang is superficial, at best.  and there appears to be a 
bias against the erlang model:

    "In other words, never hesitate to use processes when it seems that 
     the problem calls for it. This advice may seem irresponsible, but the 
     truth is that Erlang has a good track record regarding reliability."

why is using processes when the problem calls for them irresponsible? 

and despite the fact that erlang seems to fill all of the author's requirements
for a concurrent programming language, the conclusion states:
"Is Erlang the final answer? That is unlikely."
with no more justifaction than that.

not a very useful result.

Garry Hodgson, Senior Software Geek, AT&T CSO

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