[erlang-questions] How small could an Erlang emulator be?

Bjorn Gustavsson <>
Mon Mar 12 14:38:07 CET 2007


"Joe Armstrong" <> writes:

> So if we threw out bignums and floats and designed a very compact object
> code - (huffman) then it could be very small.

The Beam code is quite compact before it is loaded. It would be possible
to implement an alternate loader that would load the code in more compact
way (at the expense of speed).

/Bjorn

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Björn Gustavsson, Erlang/OTP, Ericsson AB




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