[erlang-questions] Small Erlang VM

Edwin Fine <>
Thu Jul 3 18:52:58 CEST 2008


I understand why you would want to use Erlang, but instead of writing an
entire interpreter with all the complexity that entails, would you consider
using another language that is very good in extremely resource-restricted
environments? FORTH comes to mind. If you just want to Get Things Done, that
is; if you are constrained to use Erlang, that's a different matter.

On Thu, Jul 3, 2008 at 12:35 PM, Corrado Santoro <>
wrote:

> Mikael Pettersson wrote:
> > Forget about BEAM, for a system this small you need to design
> > the entire compiler/VM/interpreter from scratch for small space.
> I was quite sure that I had to design the VM from scratch, but my idea
> was not to do the same for the compiler; I would like to start from the
> .beam file and write the interpreter, but, as far as I know, an official
>  specification of .beam and of the instruction set does not exist.
>
> In any case, I'll follow your suggestions.
>
> Thanks!
>
> --Corrado
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