[erlang-questions] Two beautiful programs - or web programming made easy

Ulf Wiger ulf.wiger@REDACTED
Sat Feb 12 13:15:12 CET 2011

Well, I read those links not as an indictment of websockets per se, but of the UPGRADE-based handshake. I think Joe is definitely on to something here, and this sort of setup fits Erlang beautifully.

Essentially, Joe may have found a way to dust off his ex11 idea[1], in a context where it is much more likely to succeed. ;-)

(But please, Joe, leave out the !! this time - one revolution at a time.)

Ulf W

[1]  http://ftp.sunet.se/pub/lang/erlang/workshop/2004/ex11.pdf

On 12 Feb 2011, at 12:46, Masklinn wrote:

> On 2011-02-12, at 12:33 , Joe Armstrong wrote:
>> You'll need something like Google chrome to run them.
> Warning: the status of the (currently broken [0]) WebSockets is unsure: Firefox and Opera already dropped it, it is unknown whether Chrome and Safari will keep it enabled by default. Chrome-wise, they've kept it for now but they plan on disabling it as soon as they hear of an exploit in the wild[1]
> Also, it's going to be a complete and utter pain to debug: even the more modern JS debuggers of Firefox (via Firebug) and Webkit have insane amounts of trouble finding and debugging dynamically evaluated code.
> [0] http://www.ietf.org/mail-archive/web/hybi/current/msg04744.html
> [1] http://codereview.chromium.org/5643005/
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