[Haskell-cafe] Best Actor system?

Christopher Allen cma at bitemyapp.com
Thu Mar 27 06:32:38 UTC 2014

Have you looked at the Async library or Marlow's book?



Neither involve actors but I think many Haskellers, myself included, are
skeptical of actor/agent systems. I've written a fair bit of Clojure and
Scala code and don't much care for the model.

If all you really need is message passing/dispatch, you don't strictly
speaking need actors. Channels, messages, and dataflow might very well be
enough. Perhaps look into functional reactive programming as well?

Cheers, hope this helps.

--- Chris

On Thu, Mar 27, 2014 at 1:29 AM, james <james at mansionfamily.plus.com> wrote:

> Having been introduced to actors by looking at Erlang, I discovered Akka.
> It seems that the performance is pretty impressive and I like the model.
> There seem to be several basic Actor libraries in Hackage, but they don't
> seem
> to be very actively developed.
> I'm more interested in the model for programming within a single runtime
> than I am for distributed systems, but message and dispatch performance
> definitely is important.
> Can anyone share experiences with the different packages?  Is any one
> of them stand-out?
> Thanks
> James
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