[erlang-questions] Erlang/OTP R12B-3 has been released

Benjamin Tolputt <>
Thu Jun 12 01:09:41 CEST 2008

Whilst this is a fantastic (and I am in no way belittling it - I am 
impressed & grateful for said changes!), I must state that there is a 
very good reason to be reluctant about native code for  Windows 
developers. Unless something has changed while I wasn't paying 
attention, Windows is still not supported for HiPE compilation/deployment.

This is the biggest hurdle I have to cross whenever suggesting Erlang 
for custom development I undertake... especially now that I can show the 
performance improvements possible with SMP on our 4-core servers.


Kostis Sagonas wrote:
> I just noticed that the README file reads as follows as far as the hipe 
> application in R12B-3 is concerned.
> --- hipe-3.6.7 ---------------------------------------------------------
>      OTP-7388  Minor changes.
> ------------------------------------------------------------------------
> It's of course our fault that the README file reads this way -- we are 
> too busy with other things -- but I just want to point out that the 
> native code produced by the HiPE compiler in R12B-3 reports precise 
> exception information (including stacktraces) similar to the exceptions 
> that the code by the BEAM compiler generates.
> This is an important change which has been on our TODO list for far too 
> long. In my opinion, the main reason to be reluctant to use native code 
> in applications does not exist any longer. Anyway, the point is that 
> this is not a "minor change"..

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