[erlang-questions] trouble with erlang or erlang is a ghetto

Jon Watte jwatte@REDACTED
Thu Jul 28 04:28:00 CEST 2011

> It is lack of data structure, which can survive upgrade of only one
> part of software.

All modern languages have a simple hash map class that is efficient and
built-into the language. JavaScript, Python, Ruby, etc.
In Erlang, we have dict, and gb_tree, and proplist, and ets, but none of
them are as easy to use, and some of them have performance problems once you
scale over a few dozen or a few hundred elements, and others (ets) are way
overkill for this particular use case.

Or would anyone want to argue that "dict" is actually as good/productive as
JavaScript objects or Python dicts?


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