Friday, August 21, 2009

What is "Erlang Style Concurrency"

In my spare time I continue to try to slowly educate myself about the new concurrent programming languages like Erlang and Scala.  I ran into this article by Ulf Wiger on What Is Erlang-Style Concurrency? which I thought was an excellent overview of what's there and why it's important.

I loved the bit about the value of process monitoring - the system itself takes care of watching processes and if one crashes restarts it.  Serious fault tolerance, embedded in the language runtime.  Cool.

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