Erlang port to the Java Virtual Machine
Wed May 31 00:00:52 CEST 2006
Christian S wrote:
> On 5/30/06, Andrew Lentvorski <> wrote:
>> Has anyone done any work on porting Erlang to the JVM?
>> I know that the JVM is less than ideal (lack of tagged data types, lack
>> of tail recursion, problems with dispatch). However, the JVM has some
>> advantages in terms of deployment, external OS control, and GUI
>> integration that would be useful even in a fully interpreted mode.
> I'm just curious but... Which advantages exactly?
Java Web Start -- Click and run. No install required.
External OS Control
Launch an external media handler
Put a task in the system tray (coming in Java 1.6).
Tk and Gtk only - that pretty much makes my point
(Yes, I know about the wx bindings. I've used wx. Never again.)
Bonus: Java external libraries
There are a lot of libraries in Java which could then be called without
having to create large, special-purpose wrappers.
More information about the erlang-questions