[erlang-questions] Erlang in the browser

Max Bourinov <>
Tue Jan 31 10:40:47 CET 2012


So, the idea is to run distributed Erlang in browsers over the Internet?

Erlang web-based distributed computation network. That is very intresting
indeed. Don't know how to use it at the moment because I never think about
using Erlang this way, but I think cool ideas will come :-)

Best regards,
Max


On Tue, Jan 31, 2012 at 12:35 PM, Tony Rogvall <> wrote:

> 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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