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=== What is Erlang and OTP? ===
 
=== What is Erlang and OTP? ===
Erlang is a programming language and a runtime system with strong built-in support for concurrency, distribution and fault tolerance. Originally developed at Ericsson, Erlang was released as open source in 1998.  
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Erlang is a programming language used to build massively scalable soft real-time systems with requirements on high availability. Some of its uses are in telecoms, banking, e-commerce, computer telephony and instant messaging. Erlang's runtime system has built-in support for concurrency, distribution and fault tolerance. Originally developed at Ericsson, it was released as open source in 1998.  
  
The Open Telecom Platform (OTP) is set of Erlang libraries and design principles providing middle-ware to develop distributed, fault tolerant, massively concurrent soft real-time systems.
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Revision as of 16:11, 19 November 2009

Your Erlang Community Site

Welcome to trapexit.org, the Erlang community site where you can read news and weblogs related to Erlang/OTP, discuss projects, issues and ideas with other Erlang developers, and read and publish articles and HowTos related to Erlang/OTP.

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What is Erlang and OTP?

Erlang is a programming language used to build massively scalable soft real-time systems with requirements on high availability. Some of its uses are in telecoms, banking, e-commerce, computer telephony and instant messaging. Erlang's runtime system has built-in support for concurrency, distribution and fault tolerance. Originally developed at Ericsson, it was released as open source in 1998.

OTP is set of Erlang libraries and design principles providing middle-ware to develop these systems. It includes its own distributed database, applications to interface towards other languages, debugging and release handling tools. These tools and applications distributed by Ericsson are complemented by numerous other open source projects.

Here is an example of Erlang code:

-module(beersong).
-author('BillClementson').
-export([sing/0]).
-define(TEMPLATE_0, "~s of beer on the wall, ~s of beer.~n"
                    "Go to the store and buy some more," 
                    "99 bottles of beer on the wall.~n").
-define(TEMPLATE_N, "~s of beer on the wall, ~s of beer.~n"
                    "Take one down and pass it around, ~s"
                    " of beer on the wall.~n~n").

create_verse(0)      -> 
    {0, io_lib:format(?TEMPLATE_0, phrase(0))};
create_verse(Bottle) -> 
    {Bottle, io_lib:format(?TEMPLATE_N, phrase(Bottle))}.

phrase(0)      -> ["No more bottles", "no more bottles"];
phrase(1)      -> ["1 bottle", "1 bottle", "no more bottles"];
phrase(2)      -> ["2 bottles", "2 bottles", "1 bottle"];
phrase(Bottle) -> 
     lists:duplicate(2,integer_to_list(Bottle) ++ " bottles") ++ 
                     [integer_to_list(Bottle-1) ++ " bottles"].
bottles() -> lists:reverse(lists:seq(0,99)).
sing() ->
    lists:foreach(fun spawn_singer/1, bottles()),
    sing_verse(99).
spawn_singer(Bottle) ->
    Pid = self(), 
    spawn(fun() -> Pid ! create_verse(Bottle) end).
sing_verse(Bottle) ->
    receive
	{_, Verse} when Bottle == 0 ->
	    io:format(Verse);
	{N, Verse} when Bottle == N ->
	    io:format(Verse),
	    sing_verse(Bottle-1)
    after 
	3000 ->
	    io:format("Verse not received after 3 seconds"
                      " - re-starting singer~n"),
	    spawn_singer(Bottle),
	    sing_verse(Bottle)
    end.


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