Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 14th May 2009 09:43 UTC
General Development Microsoft has come one step closer to delivering a parallel programming language to developers. On May 8, Microsoft made Axum, the company's foray into parallel programming, available on its MSDN DevLabs portal. Axum is a .NET language for building parallel applications. According to a Microsoft description, Axum "is a language that builds upon the architecture of the Web and principles of isolation, actors and message-passing to increase application safety, responsiveness, scalability and developer productivity."
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Basically Erlang
by google_ninja on Thu 14th May 2009 11:55 UTC
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2006-02-05

Haven't gotten that deep into it yet, but axum is basically Erlang with a c-like syntax rather then a prolog-like syntax. I like the look of the code, definately going to play with it a bit more.

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RE: Basically Erlang
by tuttle on Thu 14th May 2009 12:49 in reply to "Basically Erlang"
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2006-03-01

Don't do it. If you want to play with erlang-style concurrency in a general purpose language, take a look at scala actors.

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RE[2]: Basically Erlang
by google_ninja on Thu 14th May 2009 14:35 in reply to "RE: Basically Erlang"
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2006-02-05

I am a language geek, I enjoy learning languages if I find them interesting. If I wanted to do message passing with an actor model for something serious, i would probably just do it in erlang.

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RE: Basically Erlang
by puzza on Thu 14th May 2009 17:52 in reply to "Basically Erlang"
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2005-07-12

Nope. Sadly, they didn't even look at Erlang before they started. This means that they've actually implemented all the things that the Erlang guys looked at - then threw away!

It's garbage.

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