[erlang-questions] Small Erlang VM

Edwin Fine <>
Fri Jul 4 05:16:10 CEST 2008


Good luck!! Who knows, maybe you will create a "picoErlang" :)

On Thu, Jul 3, 2008 at 6:22 PM, Alpár Jüttner <> wrote:

> On Thu, 2008-07-03 at 12:52 -0400, Edwin Fine wrote:
> > 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;
>
> I don't think so. For example I'm working on a controlling application
> which could probably run on the weakest possible hardware, but would be
> a great struggle to implement in any sequential programming language
> (because I need the various timers and complex scheduling of action and
> handing of events).
>
> For these kinds of tasks, Erlang fits extremely well. I think a
> lightweight version of the erlang emulator could find a lot of
> applications in this area.
>
> Best regards,
> Alpar
>
>
>


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