[erlang-questions] Erlang: Who uses it for games?

James Hague <>
Thu Jul 8 15:24:26 CEST 2010

>To use erlang on consoles, you'll
>need a beam to native compiler for sure as some consoles do not allow
>interpreted code to execute (ie: PS3, applies to mobile devices as well
>as the iPhone/iPad).

Not true about the PS3. Using Lua as a scripting language is common. (It's
also used in iPhone games.)

A bigger problem is that BEAM relies on gcc extensions for speed, so you
have to take the hit if you're using platform where a specific C compiler is

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