[erlang-questions] VM & BEAM Specs

Kenneth Lundin <>
Sat Aug 4 23:26:35 CEST 2007


On 8/4/07, Denys Rtveliashvili <> wrote:
> >
> > Hello,
> >
> > The ErlangVM and BEAM file specifications are available?
> >
> > Thanks,
> >
> > Lucindo
> I join to this question.
>
> I was also looking for the specifications once as I had an idea how to
> improve the performance of list operations by changing the underlying
> implementation.

It would be interesting to share your ideas about improving the
performance of list operations. What improvements did you have in
mind? If you have some good ideas
that we have not thought about we might implement them.

I am also curious about which list operation you don't find effiecient
as it is today.

/Kenneth (Erlang/OTP team at Ericsson)
> However, I found none. So I took a look into the source code of the VM
> and came to a thought that the code is too complicated for me to change
> anything.
>
> By the way, in case there is a specification for BEAM files and VM it
> would be (theoretically) possible to create a concurrent implementation
> which might bring a bit "fresh blood" into the development of ErlangVM
> and OTP. Diversity is a great thing, especially if it is based on open
> specifications.
>
> With kind regards,
> Denis Rtveliashvili
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