[erlang-questions] hipe_bifs missing in R13B02

Mikael Pettersson <>
Wed Nov 11 19:54:44 CET 2009

Lars-Åke Fredlund writes:
 > Yes, they probably have never officially been part of the Erlang 
 > distribution but still filled a useful role, e.g. hipe_bifs:bytearray/2 
 > for creating destructive quick arrays (check Kostis Sagonas posts to the 
 > erlang-questions mailing list for details :-)
 > They seemed to be working in the first R13 release, but on downloading 
 > and compiling R13B02-1 they seem to be missing (or I messed up the 
 > recompilation).
 > Any official word on their omission? They are really useful for some 
 > purposes...

They're not gone. You probably built a system with HiPE disabled.

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