[erlang-questions] a C API for Erlang

Alain O'Dea <>
Tue Jul 8 13:42:22 CEST 2008


If you really do want to call C directly you need to create a
Linked-in Driver. The Erlang Driver Toolkit [EDTK]
http://www.snookles.com/erlang/edtk/ looks like a good way to do this.
Make sure the C code is thoroughly tested and free of side effects
insofar as is possible.

2008/7/8 Rapsey <>:
> C code is kept at a distance from Erlang, because it is not trusted to be
> reliable (it could bring the entire erlang runtime down with it if there is
> a problem). There is no native C API.
>
>
> Sergej
>
> 2008/7/8 chamila piyasena <>:
>>
>> Hi,
>>
>> Can we use C fucntions within Erlang code without using the message
>> passing techniqes specified in interoperability document and
>>  Does Erlang has a native C API ?
>>  cheers,
>> Chamila
>>
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