Favored Language for Network Enabled Apps.

Levi Pearson levi at cold.org
Sun Oct 28 09:25:13 MDT 2007


Barry Roberts <blr at robertsr.us> writes:
> Obviously, there isn't one.  But no discussion like this would be
> complete without mentioning erlang:
> http://www.erlang.org/
> http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Erlang_(programming_language)
>
> Never used it, but it does have some cool features for writing servers.

I've only written some short Erlang programs, but its binary pattern
matching system would be most excellent for working with binary
network protocols.  Pattern matching on streams in general is useful
for any network protocol, too.  Network protocols are definitely in
Erlang's sweet spot.

                --Levi



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