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QuinnWilton · 2021-04-27 · Original thread
Joe Armstrong and Robert Virding actually experimented with compiling Erlang to Strand. I'm not familiar with all of the details, but I believe they saw a factor of six speedup as compared to the Prolog implementation [0], but deemed the project a failure because of the complexity involved in restricting Strand's parallelism and failure to meet their target of a 70x speedup [1].

I'm actually sharing this in the first place because I managed to acquire a copy of "Strand: New Concepts in Parallel Programming" [2] yesterday, and it includes a case study about the Erlang -> Strand compiler, so I've been having fun trying to piece together the lineage.




jlarocco · 2018-10-10 · Original thread
Although prototyped in Prolog, Erlang borrowed heavily from an obscure language called Strand.

I have a copy of the book, and the code samples are really similar to Erlang.

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