[erlang-questions] Erlang in the browser

Jack Moffitt <>
Tue Oct 25 22:41:43 CEST 2011


> Forget javascript.  Forget Flash.  Forget java/Go/Dart/whatever.

In the browser environment you can't forget about security. Erlang has
basically no security model to speak of, and would probably make a
poor browser language in its current form.

However, I agree with you that much of it's semantics would work very
well for the domain.

As an intermediate step, you might experiment with BEAM on NaCl. It's
limited to Chrome, but it should be enough to see if the idea has
legs.

jack.



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