[erlang-questions] Erlang VM Documentation

Tony Rogvall tony@REDACTED
Mon Feb 27 18:36:45 CET 2012

I started a small beam project a couple of years ago.
The aim was to document and give semantics to beam instruction using Erlang.

You can find it here:


using beam_emu:run(Mod, Func, Args)  you can even run simple beam code,
it is complete and may never be, but can serve as inspiration?


On 27 feb 2012, at 17:34, Riccardo Massari wrote:

> Hi everyone,
> I'm a newbie of the Erlang world and I have a question:
> "Is there an official Erlang VM Documentation?"
> I need opcodes description and best practices, to use the VM properly
> in order to build a Python-Erlang (beam) compiler for a university exam.
> I found a blog listing opcodes [1], a PDF with the history of the
> Erlang VM [2] and
> something else but nothing exhaustive and complete.
> Am I searching in the wrong way? Can you help me?
> Thank you in advance!
> [1] http://azunyanmoe.wordpress.com/2011/03/30/erlang-vm-opcodes
> [2] http://www.erlang-factory.com/upload/presentations/247/erlang_vm_1.pdf
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