[erlang-questions] About Erlang system performance

Matti Oinas <>
Fri Nov 9 13:07:49 CET 2012

Correct me if I'm wrong but doesn't HIPE compile to native code?


On Fri, Nov 9, 2012 at 1:57 PM, Schneider <> wrote:
> Erlang is a language, which produced byte-code which get' interpreted by the
> Erlang engine. C++ instead generates mashing-code which has on the one hand
> a much better performance, on the other hand,
> some disadvantages like incompatibility between different OSs.
> greatz Johannes
> On Fr 09 Nov 2012 09:42:21 CET, hume npx wrote:
>> Hi, all:
>>   I'am new to erlang, after investigate some benchmark such as at
>> http://shootout.alioth.debian.org/u64q/which-programs-are-fastest.php,
>> I found that erlang compiler is not so good at speed? the benchmark
>> shows that erlang Hipe is 13x slowdown compared to C++, as compared to
>> Haskell GHC (3.3x slowdown), go 2.98x slowdown or even javascript v8
>> is about 1x faster than erlang, I investigated the erLLVM project
>> which reported similar results to Hipe, you know performance is so
>> important nowadays, what caused the hard to improve performace of
>> erlang or just there are not people working on it? Erlang is
>> attractive to me after several days studying, but with great
>> performance will be more attractive and competitive to some languages
>> such as go etc.
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