July 23rd, 2009

sheriff lenin Ленин

Erlang Really Sucks?

Some humour before a serious stuff...

Erlang Really Sucks?

Yes, in all the ways I just described and more that I didn't.

But also no. Erlang is amazing in ways it would take a whole book to describe properly. It's not a toy built to satisfy the urges of academics, it's used in successful, real world products. But there is a good chance that Erlang just is not a good match for your uses. This list isn't meant to put down Erlang, but as an honest assessment of it's weaknesses, which I think aren't discussed enough.