[erlang-questions] Erlang 3000?

Vance Shipley <>
Tue Nov 18 19:28:22 CET 2008


On Mon, Nov 17, 2008 at 07:16:03PM -0500, Vance Shipley wrote:
}  What ever happened to the initiative to put kernel and stdlib
}  into packages?  That seemed like an interesting branch.

OK, that recollection was driving me nuts so I tried to find 
where I had gotten that impression and I found it right in the
Erlang/OTP distribution.

erts/emulator/beam/bif.tab:
[...]
# Add new BIFs to the end of the file. Do not bother adding a "packaged
# BIF name"
# (such as 'erl.lang.number'); if/when packages will be supported we
# will add
# all those names.
[...]
bif erlang:binary_to_term/1
bif 'erl.lang.binary':to_term/1     ebif_binary_to_term_1

Apparently some folks in the group thought packages might find legs
at one point.

	-Vance




More information about the erlang-questions mailing list