http://fresh.homeunix.net/~luke/distel/ 17:36 (tech_notes#9)

by way of http://bc.tech.coop/blog/060111.html:

Luke Gorrie (of SLIME fame!) developed Distel before he got involved with SLIME. He describes it as:

"Distel extends Emacs Lisp with Erlang-style processes and message passing, and the Erlang distribution protocol. With this you can write Emacs Lisp processes and have them communicate with normal Erlang processes in real nodes. This makes it easy to write

convenient Emacs user-interfaces to Erlang programs."