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Sunday, August 26, 2007

That's Fine

Bob Ippolito, Exploring Erlang. It's being used for MochiAds. Nice introductory slides.

Some of the Java people looking at Erlang are finding that it's not Java.

There's a reason for this. Unless you've done a fair bit of Lisp or other functional programming, you're not likely to "get" sequential Erlang in a day. Some will, others will practice then "get" it, and still others will run back to Java and pull the blanket over their heads.

That's fine. Just be aware: if you've only ever programmed with...

for (int i = 0; i < a.length; i++) ...

...then you will have to learn to think differently. There is a reason for this.

That's fine.

1 comment:

Brit Butler said...

Patrick,

Don't have your e-mail. Mine's redline6561 AT gmail DOT com. Had an e-mail conversation with Tim Sweeney about STM vs Message Passing as a sort of follow up to my former article. Also have been in touch with Andre Pang. Sweeney's has given me consent to publish his e-mail on my blog. Would love your input, thought you might like to be involved.

Regards,
Brit Butler

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