Home > Programming > Erlang the Movie

Erlang the Movie

Just watched Erlang the Movie from 1990 (200M, via lambda-the-ultimate). Such a laugh I had to watch again :-). However, there was a serious demonstration of a “hot software upgrade” technology which allowed the system software to be patched while continuing uninterrupted in “24×7” style.

I downloaded the movie via BitTorrent using BitTornado. You can “apt-get install bittornado-gui” if you’re on Debian.

Erlang is a programming language that uses message passing concurrency rather than shared state concurrency (as in Java). Some other languages with message passing concurrency are Oz, E, Io and apparently MultiLisp (a Scheme dialect).

Advertisements
Categories: Programming Tags:
  1. No comments yet.
  1. No trackbacks yet.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: