[erlang-questions] JavaScript compiler for Erlang

Ingo Jaeckel <>
Fri Jun 22 20:18:02 CEST 2012


> I want to run Javascript in the beam emulator.

Sounds a bit like running node.js on beam :) Cool stuff!

Thanks for sharing!
Ingo

On Fri, Jun 22, 2012 at 1:15 PM, Vance Shipley <> wrote:
> On Thu, Jun 21, 2012 at 11:12:26AM -0400, Ingo Jaeckel wrote:
> }  Just out of curiosity: Do you want to compile JavaScript code to
> }  Erlang or Erlang to JavaScript?
>
> I want to run Javascript in the beam emulator.
>
> }  In either case - Why? What is the application behind this?
>
> At the moment I am working with VoiceXML which incorporates ECMAScript.
> Although they call a VoiceXML interpreter a "voice browser" if you
> consider where it is typically used in the network it is a server side
> application.
>
> }  What about https://github.com/beamjs/erlv8/ and http://beamjs.org/?
>
> Yes, there are a couple bindings to external engines.  Erlyjs was
> taking the approach I would prefer, interpreting the ECMAscript on
> the beam machine.
>
> --
>        -Vance



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