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I'm all for a contrary point of view, but it would be nice to see you give some reasoning. I have heard some good things about Erlang, but the syntax isn't exactly luring me in. Why would I look at Erlang when I could get good concurrency and bajillions of Java libraries with Clojure?

Erlang, scala/akka, haskell/ghc and clojure all have compelling takes on concurrency (C#/F# too). In erlang's case, it's the lightest of lightweight processes. I've seen blogs describing erlang apps spinning up millions of processes. Those are the kinds of numbers that akka and ghc are shooting for (I don't have an akka reference:



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