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On Mon, Dec 7, 2009 at 12:59 PM, David Masover <ninja / slaphack.com> wrote:

> Anyway, I should probably go hang out on the Reia list, huh?
>

Probably :)

For what it's worth Reia is still being worked on.  The new branch is
focusing on getting a minimal feature set (what already exists in Erlang
itself) up to production quality without adding new, additional features
until that's done.

You could have a more Ruby-like language than Reia which still afforded many
of these same benefits.  For example there's no reason process-local state
can't be mutable.  However, when a message is sent to another process, it
should make a copy of the original state (hopefully using a mechanism like
COW to keep things sane).  The receiver gets a "snapshot" of a given chunk
of state at the time it's sent.

As for what virtual machine such a hypothetical language could run on...
dunno.

-- 
Tony Arcieri
Medioh/Nagravision

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