[erlang-questions] Nomenclature straw-poll

Loïc Hoguin <>
Thu Mar 6 18:34:50 CET 2014


Use Erlang VM when you are generally talking about the VM you are 
running on (whether BEAM or LingVM).

Use BEAM when talking about specifics of this VM, like options, 
allocators, schedulers, and pretty much everything really.

EVM is the Elixir VM. It has "better syntax" and metaprogramming and 
stuff and doesn't exist.

On 03/06/2014 05:17 PM, 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.
>
>
> RJ
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