[erlang-questions] Erlang and asm.js
Fri May 20 12:26:25 CEST 2016
On 20/05/2016 00:56, Richard A. O'Keefe wrote:
> On 20/05/16 4:12 AM, Grzegorz Junka wrote:
>> Has anyone tried to port Erlang to asm.js so that it could run in the
> using emscripten. The real problem, I imagine, is support for libraries.
> I suppose this would solve the problem of Erlang running too fast on
> too many platforms.
I didn't think running Erlang beam file on top of a virtual machine
running on asm.js would be beneficial if both, the BEAM VM and the
Erlang code could be compiled to asm.js. And which libraries do you
require support for? If they are Erlang libraries and can be compiled to
asm.js they can run alongside the main application.
The only difficulty I can see is the scheduler which would need to work
managed to run Ruby, Lua, Perl, Python, OpenGL, SQLite, Unreal Engine
3/4, Doom, and Dosbox on asm.js (among others) I don't see a technical
reason why it wouldn't be possible somehow with Erlang, even if the
scheduler had to use just the main underlying asm.js thread to juggle
all its processes.
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