Ian Bicking: the old part of his blog

Re: Common Message Runtime

Erlang nodes actually don't have to be written in Erlang, they just need to speak the protocol. There are implementations of that protocol in (at least) C, Java, .NET and Python.

Technically, some data amongst processes in a given Erlang node can be shared, but that's an implementation detail (and all types in Erlang are immutable anyway). Erlang is a great little language, I've been playing with it for a few weeks... definitely worth trying at least once.

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