[erlang-questions] Erlang vs Clojure

Vlad Dumitrescu vladdu55@REDACTED
Sun Nov 25 17:20:57 CET 2007


On Nov 25, 2007 9:13 AM, Yariv Sadan <yarivsadan@REDACTED> wrote:
> I think it would be easier for Erlang programmers to adopt a Lispy
> dialect of Erlang than for Java programmers to adopt a Lisp that runs
> on the JVM.

I can't really understand why it would be good to run Erlang on the
JVM. It would become just one of the other 300 languages, losing at
the same time its most important feature, namely its own VM. It is the
runtime that brings in all the benefits of the super-light processes
and their communication channels. On the JVM, I doubt one could do
much better than Scala's actors. Just to give them an Erlangy syntax
doesn't seem like a huge benefit to me...

best regards,

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