[erlang-questions] Why do "interface to language X" projects all seem to die out?
Wed Aug 31 17:36:22 CEST 2016
On 31 August 2016 at 16:18, Matthias Lang <> wrote:
> Pretty much all of the "not built in to OTP" ways to connect to other
> languages seem to have died, i.e.
> - EPI (C++). Last commit 2009.
> - py_interface (Python). Last commit 2014. Freshest of the lot.
> - edtk (C). Last release 2007.
> - dryverl (C). Last release 2008.
> - erlua (Lua). Project page dead. Author's email is dead.
> - erlualib (last commit 2010). Github-linked company page dead.
> Can anyone offer some experiences or ideas why?
> Could it be that these types of solutions are rarely needed? Maybe
> NIFs are unbeatable for the "narrow interface, no state, high
> performance" cases and port programs with hand-rolled interfaces most
> of the rest.
https://github.com/jlouis/erlangnode (alive; not sure how complete)
https://github.com/EchoTeam/ocaml-erlang-port (very stable or abandoned)
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