Hi Jonas, On Sep 30, 8:05 pm, Jonas Bonér <jbo...@gmail.com> wrote: > Hi Martin and Philipp. > > Thanks for your email. What you are saying sounds great. I love Scala > Actors and I know its an important thing that brings people over to > Scala. > > I hope that I didn't offend you. You have done amazing things with and > for Scala. I really respect you guys. > > But I saw and felt the need for something like Akka and went away and build > it. > I think you have done a great thing with Akka, and I'm very glad you did it! That's precisely the strength of Scala that experts can build great libraries and high-level domain specific languages on it. I really like where you are taking Akka, and I hope it will be very succesfull.
As I wrote before, we are not at all defensive about our own actor library. I think Scala actors are very useful for lots of people who need easy and performant support for concurrent programs. If you need to take it further (such as remoting, supervising, persistence), there might be other more complete systems like Akka that can pick up there and provide these things. We at EPFL simply do not have the contributor base to do that ourselves, and that's also not our mission, I think. We need to concentrate on core language, tools, and some core libraries (if there's nobody else doing those). So I see Akka as a very important upgrade path from simple multicore concurrency to robust distributed systems. And I hope that other people will do the same in other areas, such as I/O, serialization, graphics, and so on. If we can collaborate on those, great, but if people find it easier to do their own thing, that's also perfectly fine. The only thing I am asking is to avoid confusion to outside people. Be clear what role you API serves, how it is different from others. Avoid using the same name for different things. Cheers -- Martin --~--~---------~--~----~------------~-------~--~----~ You received this message because you are subscribed to the Google Groups "Lift" group. To post to this group, send email to email@example.com To unsubscribe from this group, send email to liftweb+unsubscr...@googlegroups.com For more options, visit this group at http://groups.google.com/group/liftweb?hl=en -~----------~----~----~----~------~----~------~--~---