C vs Erlang: What are the differences?
What is C? One of the most widely used programming languages of all time. .
What is Erlang? A programming language used to build massively scalable soft real-time systems with requirements on high availability. Some of Erlang's uses are in telecoms, banking, e-commerce, computer telephony and instant messaging. Erlang's runtime system has built-in support for concurrency, distribution and fault tolerance. OTP is set of Erlang libraries and design principles providing middle-ware to develop these systems.
C and Erlang belong to "Languages" category of the tech stack.
"Performance" is the primary reason why developers consider C over the competitors, whereas "Real time, distributed applications" was stated as the key factor in picking Erlang.
Erlang is an open source tool with 7.74K GitHub stars and 2.1K GitHub forks. Here's a link to Erlang's open source repository on GitHub.
AdRoll, Twitch, and Redis Labs are some of the popular companies that use C, whereas Erlang is used by AdRoll, Grooveshark, and Heroku. C has a broader approval, being mentioned in 64 company stacks & 251 developers stacks; compared to Erlang, which is listed in 70 company stacks and 47 developer stacks.
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