[erlang-questions] Nomenclature straw-poll

Kenneth Lundin <>
Thu Mar 6 17:39:31 CET 2014


I think Beam is the correct name of the current implementation of the
Erlang VM. And there are no other complete and in practice useful EVMs that
I know of.

My experience is that starting with talking about Beam will lead to
confusion if you are not talking to experienced Erlangers.

The name of the executable is beam or beam.smp
So if you are talkin about what you can observe with top, ps etc. Beam is
the right thing.

/Kenneth
 On Mar 6, 2014 5:23 PM, "Björn-Egil Dahlberg" <> wrote:

> On 2014-03-06 17:17, Richard Jones wrote:
>
>> Java, Scala & Clojure are all JVM languages / they all run on the JVM.
>>
>> Erlang, LFE & Elixir all run on the:
>>
>> - EVM
>> - BEAM
>> - Erlang VM
>> - Other (please specify)
>>
>>
>> I started saying EVM, because it has VM in it and sounds modern and
>> trendy.
>> BEAM is a bit abstract.
>>
> BEAM is the correct one.
>
> EVM and Erlang VM is used when people don't understand what we talk about.
> =)
>
>
>>
>> RJ
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