BEAM documentation (was Re: Packages in Erlang...)

Vlad Dumitrescu <>
Mon Sep 8 10:23:39 CEST 2003


Hi,

From: "James Hague"
> (One idea I've mused about is doing away with the C implementation of
> the BEAM emulator entirely, and writing the core in a custom mid-
> level language implemented in Erlang.)

That would be interesting, but you still need something running the Erlang code
that runs the new BEAM VM? Or does the bootstrapping trick work in this case
too? Doesn't one  need machine code generation for that? (I mean an interpreted
VM engine would probably be too slow for industrial use - but it might be a very
useful learning tool).

best regards,
Vlad




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