[erlang-questions] looking into actor-based algorithms?

Rich Morin rdm@REDACTED
Thu May 28 18:43:26 CEST 2015

Thank you for the interesting and thoughtful response.  I've taken the
liberty of reposting it in my thread on elixir-lang-talk, in the hopes
of encouraging discussion of these challenges in the context of Elixir.

>> Then you go to the afterword, after 470 pages of content and algorithm
>> reading, down to the section "A Series of Books" where it is suddenly
>> revealed to you that the book's purpose was in fact to have algorithms
>> about failure-free asynchronous systems (these things don't really
>> exist, they're always failure prone in some way!  They're more of a
>> mental framework to explore the algorithms themselves)

I ran across that section myself.  Sadly, none of the books look relevant
enough to justify the high prices demanded by $pringer.  "The Handbook of
Neuroevolution Through Erlang" is even more expensive, so I doubt that
I'll be buying it any time soon.  Sigh.

Feel free to wander over and join that discussion; you may find that a
few Elixeros are willing to consider using Actors for odd purposes...


On May 28, 2015, at 06:09, Fred Hebert <mononcqc@REDACTED> wrote:

> On 05/27, Rich Morin wrote:
>> In particular, I'd like to find examples of actor-based algorithms
>> (i.e., algorithms which rely on the actor model).  I'm particularly
>> interested in graph analysis and presentation, but I'd be delighted
>> to hear about anything that seems relevant.
> In my experience, this tends to happen a lot less than it could. ...

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