[erlang-questions] Design of the Erlang VM

Joel Reymont <>
Wed Aug 8 21:03:46 CEST 2007


On Aug 8, 2007, at 6:26 AM, Bjorn Gustavsson wrote:

> The first word in each instruction points to the executable C code  
> for the instruction. That first instruction word is followed by  
> zero or more operand words.

Would it be right to say that Erlang VM instructions are C function  
calls? This is my understanding of the above.

Is there significant overhead of function call setup per instruction?

	Thanks, Joel

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