[erlang-questions] Preloaded modules "lists" dependency

Lukas Larsson lukas@REDACTED
Mon Feb 17 12:07:18 CET 2014

On Fri, Feb 14, 2014 at 1:46 PM, Max Lapshin <max.lapshin@REDACTED> wrote:

> btw, why lists bifs are not nifs? They all can be implemented in classic
> nif way:  erlang implementation hidden by fast C nif.
> Because:
1. Nifs did not exist when most (maybe all) of them where written.
2. Nobody has felt that it is important to make a clean separation of
stdlib and the VM.
3. BIFs can cheat :) maybe this is the most important reason. There are
shortcuts that BIFS take that a NIF cannot.

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