Features/Erlang R14

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Erlang/OTP R14

Summary

Update Erlang to the upstream R14 release.

Owners

  • email: lemenkov@gmail.com

Current status

  • Targeted release: Fedora 14
  • Last updated: 2010-06-17
  • Percentage of completion: 0%

Detailed Description

Erlang is a general-purpose concurrent programming language and runtime system. The sequential subset of Erlang is a functional language, with strict evaluation, single assignment, and dynamic typing. For concurrency it follows the Actor model. It was designed by Ericsson to support distributed, fault-tolerant, soft-real-time, non-stop applications. The first version was developed by Joe Armstrong in 1986. It supports hot swapping, thus code can be changed without stopping a system. Erlang was originally a proprietary language within Ericsson, but was released as open source in 1998.

While threads are considered a complicated and error-prone topic in most languages, Erlang provides language-level features for creating and managing processes with the aim of simplifying concurrent programming. Though all concurrency is explicit in Erlang, processes communicate using message passing instead of shared variables, which removes the need for locks.

The above text was taken from en:wikipedia:erlang

The status of Erlang and related packages in Fedora/EPEL is shown at Erlang SIG page.

Benefit to Fedora

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Scope

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How To Test

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Contingency Plan

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Release Notes

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