A functional programming language that is well suited for distributed, concurrent, and fault-tolerant applications.

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What are your thoughts about the Actor Model? [closed]

The Actor Model which is used by Erlang seems to be a very different way to do concurrent programming. What are your thoughts about the Actor Model? Will it be a popular solution for concurrency?
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What's wrong with Erlang? [closed]

(if anything!) I picked up Erlang last night again because I ran into a problem in Project Euler that I thought would be a perfect fit. After about a short time of coding, I had a solution that was ...
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Haskell vs Erlang for web services

I am looking to start an experimental project using a functional language and am trying to decide beween Erlang and Haskell, and both have some points that I really like. I like Haskell's strong ...
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In what meaningful ways does Erlang prevent race conditions in concurrent programming?

Reading about concurrency in Erlang, reminds me of the Akka concurrency toolkit. Both give you tools to prevent or limit race conditions. But you can send links to mutable data to other processes ...
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Newbie, deciding Python or Erlang [closed]

I'm a Administrator (unix, Linux and some windows apps such as Exchange) by experience and have never worked on any programming language besides C# and scripting on Bash and lately on powershell. I'm ...
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What makes Erlang suitable for cloud applications?

We are starting a new project and implementing on our corporations's instantiation of an openstack cloud (see http://www.openstack.org/). The project is security tooling for our corporation. We ...