.beam difference between builds and misc HiPE questions
Thu Nov 17 00:55:16 CET 2005
On 16 November 2005 17:57, Matthias Lang wrote:
Thank you for confirming I was right. This means the way I currently package
isn't wrong at all.
There should be an anouncement for the -2 version of the Erlang Debian
packages soon, which will provided a HiPE enabled runtime.
> Indeed, this is not the case.
> More generally, there should not be any `bad' interaction between HiPE &
> Even .beam files containing native code can be happily loaded in a non
> hipe-enabled Erlang/OTP system. The .beam files are `fat' and contain
> both native & bytecode. On the other hand, the native code is in general
> not tranferable -- even between systems of the same architecture.
> Among other things, there's a timestamp (compile-time) in the BEAM
> file. You can see the timestamp by evaluating
> The files are interchangeable, as long as you don't change Erlang
> VM versions.
> (Actually, you can use beams made by the an older compiler in a newer
> VM for many useful combinations of VM and compiler, but you usually
> can't do the reverse.)
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