[erlang-questions] Erlang "object-oriented" after all?

Tony Arcieri tony@REDACTED
Tue Nov 24 19:46:44 CET 2009

On Tue, Nov 24, 2009 at 12:25 AM, Michael Turner <leap@REDACTED> wrote:

> "I thought of objects being like biological cells and/or individual
> computers on a network, only able to communicate with messages . . . . I
> wanted to get rid of data. . . ."

You'll find this quote in my presentations on Reia:


In this regard, I think Erlang is closer to Alan Kay's conception of an OO
language than most "OO" languages today.  Such is the legacy of C++.  The
"only able to communicate with messages" concept is not upheld in many of
these languages, as objects can "communicate" through destructive mutations
of shared state rather than messages.

Tony Arcieri

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