[erlang-questions] Erlang and/or MPI

David Mercer dmercer@REDACTED
Mon Jul 1 16:34:46 CEST 2013

On Sunday, June 30, 2013, Richard A. O'Keefe wrote:

> (1) How hard is it to *accurately* transcribe a correct description
>     of an algorithm into the language in question?
>     Here Ada, Fortran, Haskell, and Ada shine.
>     Smalltalk and Scheme, for all their other virtues, stink.
>     Erlang is somewhere in the middle.

Can you expand on this?  I've usually thought most programming languages make it fairly easy to transcribe an algorithm.  But even if not, why would Scheme be particularly bad at it?



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