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From Miles Fidelman <>
Subject why erlang?
Date Mon, 16 Aug 2010 17:54:04 GMT
Hi Folks,

I wonder if someone might share some insight into why Erlang was chosen 
for CouchDB.

Don't get me wrong, I think Erlang is a really cool 
language/environment; I'm a big fan of designs that spawn lots of 
independent processes, and communicating via messages.  But... it 
doesn't seem like CouchDB takes advantage of all that much of Erlang's 
unique capabilities.

Hence, I'm sort of wondering why Erlang for CouchDB, and if there are 
any visions of taking more advantage of Erlang down the road.


Miles Fidelman

In theory, there is no difference between theory and practice.
In<fnord>  practice, there is.   .... Yogi Berra

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