[erlang-questions] Erlang in the browser

Tony Rogvall <>
Tue Jan 31 10:35:23 CET 2012


On my wish list is distributed Erlang over web sockets.
Toss in a built in module for creating and manage HTML DOM elements. 

But a web socket "driver" could get us far enough :-)

/Tony


On 31 jan 2012, at 10:28, Max Bourinov wrote:

> That is very cool indeed.
> 
> Do you have any use-cases where we can benefit from it in our projects? Would be great to load ur users with some Erlang in their browsers :-)
> 
> Best regards,
> Max
> 
> 
> 
> 
> On Tue, Jan 31, 2012 at 12:24 PM, Joe Armstrong <> wrote:
> Wow - ultra interesting.
> 
> Just out of curiosity - how do you represent lists and tuples in JS?
> Are they represented
> as  native JS objects or as objects on the beam stack and heap? And if
> they are native JS objects what is the storage overhead of a
> list-cell?
> 
> /Joe
> 
> 
> On Mon, Jan 30, 2012 at 10:14 PM, Fredrik Svahn <> wrote:
> > There is also http://svahne.github.com/browserl, a small script which
> > I wrote just for fun.
> >
> > Short version: it is an Erlang emulator in javascript, which can load
> > and run an Erlang/OTP system from a tar file with ordinary beam files.
> > It can also load and execute individual beam files. It will run common
> > test and successfully complete some OTP test suites (the test suites
> > are not loaded in the example page, though). Files, binaries, ets and
> > floats are work in progress, at the moment they are only supported to
> > the extent needed to boot the system and run common test.
> >
> > BR /Fredrik
> >
> >
> > On Tue, Nov 29, 2011 at 12:47 AM, Raoul Duke <> wrote:
> >> wow.
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