Extending Erlang

david wallin <>
Thu Feb 20 15:11:45 CET 2003


Almost related to this (or is it?).

How about a flag allowing the 'file' module to open and operate on 
devices (like /dev/random). The documentation can say that this is 
highly unrecommended and that the user is "on his own" or somesuch?

cheers,

--david.

On Thursday, February 20, 2003, at 10:20 AM, Ulf Wiger wrote:

> On 20 Feb 2003, Mike Williams wrote:
>
>> It *might* be possible to have a combined Java / Erlang VM,
>> but running C processes is a no no.
>>
>> /mike
>>
>> (PS. yes, I know, you are about to mention linked-in
>> drivers.....)
>
> ... and you will answer that writing linked-in drivers is
> _supposed_ to be painful, so people aren't tempted to put
> too much in them, right?  (:
>
> /Uffe
> -- 
> Ulf Wiger, Senior Specialist,
>    / / /   Architecture & Design of Carrier-Class Software
>   / / /    Strategic Product & System Management
>  / / /     Ericsson AB, Connectivity and Control Nodes




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