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

Harit Himanshu harit.subscriptions@REDACTED
Sat Jan 10 20:54:20 CET 2015

This is very interesting. I do not want to divert the discussion somewhere
else, but could someone point to resources about how exchange/trade systems
work/implemented? I am learning Erlang and surely interested in building
such systems for educational purposes.

Apologies for diversion
+ Harit

On Sat, Jan 10, 2015 at 7:21 AM, the.silly.sad <the.silly.sad@REDACTED>

> 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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