[erlang-questions] Forget Erlang on the Java VM. More language on the Erlang VM are needed!

Sean Hinde sean.hinde@REDACTED
Wed Nov 28 16:11:34 CET 2007

On 28 Nov 2007, at 14:35, Michael Regen wrote:

> So where does it come from that people are not deciding in favor of  
> it?
> My experience (a bit overdrawn and simplified) is that the typical  
> CIO will not think in terms of 'what is the best tool?' but 'what is  
> the best tool for which I will not get fired'. For a CIO thinking  
> out of the box can be dangerous: If everything works, you did your  
> job. If not, you will be blamed for deciding against industry  
> standards. Causing a big bias in favor of industry standards.

My experience has shown that if you want to persuade a CIO of this  
mindset to use a new fancy programming language, then the choice of VM  
is a detail of miniscule importance.

Arguments are much more about support, availability of programming  
resource (including option to outsource if the in house team proves  
too troublesome or expensive) etc etc.


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