[erlang-questions] Is Erlang ideal for a global exchange?

the.silly.sad the.silly.sad@REDACTED
Sat Jan 10 16:21:16 CET 2015

> The failure/recovery semantics of Erlang, while great for many situations, might not be appropriate for an exchange - again, depending on the particulars of your use case. It might turn out that crashing and restarting is not appropriate for you. To put it in perspective, if you lose a message in a chat application it is bad, but not disastrous. If you lose a trade in an exchange, people lose money, and they tend to be _very_ unhappy about that.

i believe this particular problem might be easily shifted up to the next 
level of implementation.

there is always an option to organize some sort of two-phase 
transactions between clients, so that minimizing server's involvement...

distribute calculations wherever possible :)

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