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From: William Chesters <williamc@p...>
Subject: RE: Interpreter vs hardware threads
Edwin Young writes:
 > From: William Chesters [mailto:williamc@paneris.org]
 > > Judging by Max's .sig he's doing embedded telecoms boxes,
 > > something like a GSM HLR which juggles many thousands of concurrent
 > > transactions in some ghastly protocol or other.
 > 
 > If that's the case, perhaps he should investigate Erlang. Since it was
 > designed by Ericsson specifically for embedded telephony apps, it would seem
 > an ideal fit. It does indeed support thousands of concurrent threads
 > (internal to the interpreter rather than OS-based).

Absolutely, and Erlang looked great to me, except (ironically) I
couldn't help feeling that the lack of imperative data structures was
going to be a bit of a pain.  However they were apparently going to
fix that.