[erlang-questions] What's the status of erl_com, the Erlang-to-COM bridge?

David Mitchell <>
Wed Oct 15 22:35:13 CEST 2008


Thanks Robert.  I'm aware of Lua, but haven't used it and hadn't
considered it for this purpose.  I know it's fairly simple, so I might
build a prototype with it to see how it'll scale.

Regards

Dave M.

2008/10/15 Robert Raschke <>:
> On Wed, Oct 15, 2008 at 5:52 AM, David Mitchell <> wrote:
>> Thanks Jakob and Kenneth for your responses.
>>
>> I need to hook Erlang to a variety of external applications (MQ, Tibco
>> Rendezvous, Oracle), none of which have "native" Erlang interfaces but
>> all have COM interfaces available.  Comet looked like a good fit
>> (assuming I ran Erlang on a Windows box), but based on your comments
>> I'll look elsewhere.  That probably means building a C port for MQ and
>> Tibco, and I may be able to get away with using ODBC for Oracle.
>>
>> If you need any votes of support to revive COMET within Ericsson,
>> please let me know ;->
>
> If you don't want to use something like C#, then I can recommend Lua
> together with LuaCOM for interfacing to COM. I would guess that it's
> not very hard to wrap a COM interface with this and expose it to
> Erlang through a port. Still, a little bit of work would be required.
>
> Robby
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