C nodes

Raimo Niskanen <>
Sat Mar 3 12:52:32 CET 2001

Vlad Dumitrescu wrote:
> > > Why can't C or Java nodes be fully equivalent to Erlang nodes? (from
> > > the point of view of an Erlang node connecting to them)
> >
> > Because, some std.applications relies on that all nodes in nodes/0
> > behaves as a "distributed Erlang node".
> Can I interpret this as saying that what would be needed is a sound infrastructure for a C (or something other language) node (warranting that it will behave just like a regular Erlang node)? That might eliminate the need for many ports, since they might be implemented as full nodes...
> /Vlad

I guess so, but there is quite some things that a node must do to be a
"real" erlang node. For a short list right out of the head: rpc, file,
global, global_group, dist_ac, application, application_controller.
There are probably a lot more.

/ Raimo Niskanen, Ericsson UAB, Erlang/OTP

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