[erlang-questions] Reia - Python/Ruby mix targeting Beam/HiPE

Gleb Peregud <>
Thu Jun 5 13:12:54 CEST 2008

2008/6/5 Hynek Vychodil <>:
> I feel it bad. Breaking single assignment is not good idea. In mine opinion
> it would be messy. References (aliasing) will work inside one process but
> doesn't outside by message passing. Or is there plan to enable aliasing
> between processes? Weird. There is not any word about it.
> On Wed, Jun 4, 2008 at 9:42 PM, Gleb Peregud <> wrote:
>> I've stumbled upon this link few moments ago:
>> http://reia-lang.org/
>> And thought it will be interesing for fellow erlangers.
>> > Reia (pronounced RAY-uh) is a Python/Ruby-like mixed-paradigm language
>> > targeting the Erlang virtual machine (BEAM) and high-performance
>> > native compiler (HiPE). Reia aims to expose all the features and
>> > functionality
>> > of Erlang in a language more familiar to programmers of scripting
>> > languages, while improving string handling, regular expressions,
>> > linking with external libraries, and other tasks which are generally
>> > considered outside the scope of Erlang.
>> --
>> Gleb Peregud
>> http://gleber.pl/
>> Every minute is to be grasped.
>> Time waits for nobody.
>> -- Inscription on a Zen Gong

According to http://wiki.reia-lang.org/wiki/Roadmap :
The First Milestone: Compile to Erlang AST
And I assume that Erlang AST does not permit mutable variables, hence
it will probably not include mutable variables (unless hidden by Reia
-> Erlang AST translator)

I'm not sure, but doesn't compiling to Core Erlang is better way of
implementing new language for Beam/HiPE VM?

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