My favorite Erlang Program (Joe Armstrong / 2013)

The other day I got a mail from Dean Galvin from Rowan University. Dean was doing an Erlang project so he asked “What example program would best exemplify Erlang”.

He wanted a small program, that would be suitable for a ten minute talk that would best show off the language. I thought for a while … and quickly wrote my favorite program, it’s the “Universal server”.

The Universal Server

Normally servers do something. An HTTP server responds to HTTP requests and FTP server responds to FTP request and so on. But what about a Universal Server? surely we can generalize the idea of a server and make a universal server that which we can later tell to become a specific sever.

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I remember this article, his whole site is a great read. :slight_smile: