[erlang-questions] Erlang VM in Rust

Karlo Kuna <>
Mon Sep 25 23:38:59 CEST 2017


Just to add a voice in this discussion ,
i would love to see c++ implementation of erlang, and it soul be possible
due power of templates get much more
safe and easily extendible code base IMHO. It would require lot of
expertise and _discipline_  but i cold be fun project

also I wold love to have erlang implementation for IoT, as erlang seems to
be great fit for that
for this one i am with Joe, we need something small portable (and written
in c++ of course)


On Mon, Sep 25, 2017 at 11:15 PM, Richard A. O'Keefe <>
wrote:

>
>
> On 25/09/17 10:41 PM, Attila Rajmund Nohl wrote:
>
>> 2017-09-23 9:28 GMT+02:00 Oliver Korpilla <>:
>> [...]
>>
>>> Having said that I see no immense security risk in writing code for a
>>> remote sensor in C. It avoids one of the prime security risks: human user
>>> interactions and all the buffer overrun problems and string processing
>>> stuff that is so hard to do safely that there are still books being written
>>> about.
>>>
>>
>> If it is connected to the internet (the first letter in IoT), then it
>> at least needs to handle IPv4 - and it involves parsing of potentially
>> untrusted data.
>>
>
> The remote sensors I am interested in are *not* connected to the
> internet.  They are connected via radio to each other and to base
> stations, and the base stations may then be connected to the
> internet (probably using an OS and IP stack written in C).
>
> There is a serious point here that *end* devices are likely to be
> as small as you can get away with.  Instead of spending money on
> bigger/faster machines, it's rather more useful to have *more*
> machines that are just capable enough to do the job.
>
> Other people may be interested in other things.
>
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