Static Erlang

Wed Aug 5 02:31:13 CEST 2020


I am not sure whether running a single standalone program is feasible nowadays, but some points might be helpful to think about it.

The first one comes from the Appendix 3 (A Simple Execution Environment) from joe's book 'Programming Erlang, Second Edition', but this does not answer the 'linking statically' question.

The second one depends on what you already have with your machine.
- If you have an Unix-like operating system as the basis, which means you have an usable kernel at hand, you need to build the standalone program into a format which the kernel can understand and can run it directly (without dynamic linking libraries).
- If you do not have an operating system as the basis, you have to build the standalone program into a format which the machine can understand directly, in this case, machine code.
- If the Erlang VM can be recognized as an application operating system, I think the BEAM might run Erlang applications directly.


> 在 2020年8月3日,07:12,Grzegorz Junka <list1@REDACTED> 写道:
> Is it possible to compile Erlang Beam statically so that when I am doing a release it doesn't require any dynamically loaded libraries on the host to which the release is being deployed? I was trying the various configure options but the compilation was failing (for various reasons, mostly missing or conflicting function signatures). I could try again and post exact errors but would prefer to start with a tried and tested set of options.
> GrzegorzJ

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