[dfwPython] Erlang for Python Programmers

martin at martinthomas.net martin at martinthomas.net
Fri May 9 08:48:03 CDT 2008

Thanks, Jeff!
I recently picked up the Erlang book and have been trying to get started.
I went looking for comparisons to Stackless and found this:  

I was fascinated to see Bob Ippolito posting in the responses (Bob is  
the author of Mochikit, which brings Python-like functionality to  

Does anyone know of a way to combine Erlang and Python?


Quoting Jeff Rush <jeff at taupro.com>:

> In our social gatherings, as last night at Cafe Brazil, our
> conversation often returns to Erlang and its features for multitasking
> across multiple cores better than threading with Python.  I stumbled
> across a series of articles comparing Erlang and Python specifically
> that I thought some of us might enjoy.  If you read them in order the
> material starts nice and slow, and soon it is easy to read Erlang.
> The URLs are a bit irregular so I'm explicitly listing each one.
> _Erlang for Python Programmers: Intro_
> http://ruslanspivak.com/2007/08/27/erlang-for-python-programmers-intro/
> _Erlang for Python Programmers: Part I_
> http://ruslanspivak.com/2007/09/09/erlang-for-python-programmers-part-i/
> _Erlang for Python Programmers: Part II_
> http://www.ruslanspivak.com/2007/09/16/erlang-for-python-programmers-part-ii/
> _Erlang for Python Programmers: Part III_
> http://ruslanspivak.com/2007/09/24/erlang-for-python-programmers-part-iii/
> _Erlang for Python Programmers: Part IV_
> http://ruslanspivak.com/2007/10/02/erlang-for-python-programmers-part-iv/
> _Erlang for Python Programmers: Part V_
> http://www.ruslanspivak.com/2007/11/16/erlang-for-python-programmers-part-v/
> I post this in our Python forum because Python progrmmers are often
> multilingual and like to study various languages.  Python itself has
> borrowed many good ideas from other programming languages.
> -Jeff
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