linux Erlang/OTP status

Marthin Laubscher <>
Sat Nov 5 14:31:26 CET 2005


Hi Daniel,

> -----Original Message-----
> From:  [mailto:owner-erlang-
> ] On Behalf Of Daniel Luna
> Sent: 05 November 2005 12:54
> To: Marthin Laubscher
> Cc: ; 
> Subject: RE: linux Erlang/OTP status
> 
> On Sat, 5 Nov 2005, Marthin Laubscher wrote:
> > Brian's announcement did mention the exclusion of HiPE. I've not seen
> > HiPE code, but I suspect that the trouble is that very tight
> > optimisation is often opportunistically using specific platform and
> > processor capabilities.
> 
> If you are running Linux then HiPE should work out-of-the-box for x86 and
> amd64 on most kernels. It also runs on sparc/solaris(V8+) and powerPC
> (both Linux and MacOSX).

Sorry, no x86/amd64, we were talking ARM/XSCALE/Intel PXA255

> 
> HiPE can even be run on rather old machines. The x86 version should run on
> a 486, I think. (At least any 586)
> 
> HiPE does not (yet) run under Windows though.

That's much more interesting, not because I'd like it to run under Windows,
but because it could be speaking of the nature of the native code that one
has to be prepared to write at the back-end for HiPE to be implemented in a
different setup (as per Matthias's post).

> 
> /Luna
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Marthin






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