[erlang-questions] Stand Alone Erlang or Equivalent

Benjamin Tolputt bjt@REDACTED
Tue Sep 4 06:24:44 CEST 2007

I was wondering if anyone has actually made progress/headway into the 
"stand alone erlang" problem/feature?

I am currently using Erlang for a variety of minor, yet high-concurrency 
tasks on our servers. I am currently looking into moving some of our 
more complex/CPU-intensive tasks to Erlang as well. And for these tasks, 
Erlang/CEAN/OTP distribution method is just fine (not my preferred, but 
that is only a matter of taste).

However, I have been talking to a few busy individuals who (inspired by 
Tim Sweeney's latest talk) are looking at high-concurrency 
languages/executable frameworks for "client-side" game/simulation 
execution. They asked me which one I would recommend, and I (of course) 
mentioned Erlang. To which their immediate reply was "Yeah, it looks 
good - but the deployment is to much of a hassle for general game players".

So I was wondering if I could impress them with some news on the Stand 
Alone Erlang front. In a related question, how easy is it to retrieve 
code/beams from non-file based sources (e.g. from an embedded native 
code database or zip file)?

Thanks for any feedback you might have on this...

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