Any BEAM docs?

Thomas Lindgren <>
Fri Jan 9 15:56:56 CET 2004


--- Robert Feldt <> wrote:
> BEAM is said to be based on WAM. Are there any
> descriptions of the differences?

My impression is that the instruction set is somewhat
similar, but the actual engine is far less subtle than
a WAM: BEAM has no unification, and no deep
backtracking.

A fairly easy way to understand BEAM basics is to
compile some programs as "erlc -S foo.erl" and read
the listings in foo.S.

Best,
Thomas


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