Erlang OS?!

Vlad Dumitrescu <>
Sat Jul 24 08:42:49 CEST 1999


Hi!

I am new with Erlang, but I think it is really great. As someoned
said here before, its foremost plus is that it is used successfully in
real applications.

To my question: Erlang might be a very good candidate to have a
whole operating system based on. Maybe not a general purpose
one, but for custom purposes. Is there anyone working or thinking
about that? I have seen references to ExoKernel, but that is not
exactly what I have in mind (not the way MIT's implementation 
looks like today)

An operating system integrated with the Erlang run-time, could it
be done? Would it be worth the work, compared to for example the
VxWorks port? I think it might be interesting from at least an
academic point of view...

Any comments are welcome. Thanks.
/Vlad




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