Has anyone ever used Erlang? June 13, 2007Posted by gordonwatts in computers.
I stumbled on this while looking for some other language I used to use. It is a functional language with a patter interference engine built in. Apparently originally written for the telecom industry. The thing that got my eyebrows up is it has multi-process programming built in, and since it is a functional language, apparently, it is easier to use multi-CPU’s from the get go (I think it has to do with the lack of global variables, but I’ve not really tried to figure it out). It also has distributed capabilities (you can start programs on remote machines and call them directly). Unfortunately, it looks like its parallel programming model is process based, not thread based.