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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RE[2]: Basically Erlang
by google_ninja on Thu 14th May 2009 14:35 UTC in reply to "RE: Basically Erlang"
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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[3]: Basically Erlang
by tuttle on Thu 14th May 2009 15:53 in reply to "RE[2]: Basically Erlang"
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Erlang is not really a general purpose language. It is a special purpose language designed for high availability.

If you want to do some (single-threaded) calculations it can be quite slow.

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