[erlang-questions] Preloaded modules "lists" dependency

Pierre Fenoll <>
Mon Feb 17 13:30:46 CET 2014


Hey Loïc,

I don't mean to hijack the thread.
Can we have more information on "Erlang2/OTP2"? Your guidelines and
back-of-a-napkin experiments interest me greatly.


Cheers,
-- 
Pierre Fenoll



On 17 February 2014 12:07, Lukas Larsson <> wrote:

> On Fri, Feb 14, 2014 at 1:46 PM, Max Lapshin <>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.
>
> Lukas
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