[erlang-questions] Erlang VM in Rust

Joshua Barney <>
Wed Sep 13 00:48:49 CEST 2017


I think the real point of implementing the Erlang VM in Rust is to increase the awesomeness 100 fold

But really, the only thing I can think of that affects erlang programs is that it could make is simpler to write nifs that can't crash your whole vm. I don't know how, however.

I feel like cargo could have a similar community building effect as npm has had for nodejs--an explosion of creativity that resulted in a lot of good quality tools for everyone to use. It's conceivable to me that development of a rust/erl VM could move very quickly by leveraging cargo crates

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> On Sep 12, 2017, at 6:27 PM, Loïc Hoguin <> wrote:
> 
> Any thoughts on the benefits existing Erlang programs would get from a VM implemented in Rust?
> 
> It may or may not simplify working on the VM and may or may not make it more solid. But what would it improve for the programs written in Erlang themselves?
> 
> Cheers,
> 
>> On 09/12/2017 10:10 PM, austin aigbe wrote:
>> Hello,
>> Any consideration for implementing the Erlang VM in Rust?
>> Regards,
>> Austin
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