linux Erlang/OTP status

Marthin Laubscher marthin@REDACTED
Sat Nov 5 11:00:46 CET 2005

Hi Kostis,

> -----Original Message-----
> From: Kostis Sagonas [mailto:kostis@REDACTED]
> Sent: 05 November 2005 11:31
> To: marthin@REDACTED
> Cc: erlang-questions@REDACTED
> Subject: RE: linux Erlang/OTP status
> Marthin Laubscher wrote:
>  > Brian's announcement did mention the exclusion of HiPE. I've not seen
> HiPE
>  > code, but I suspect that the trouble is that very tight optimisation is
>  > often opportunistically using specific platform and processor
> capabilities.
> Nothing like that.  Our C code is quite portable and very nice in
> this respect.  But porting HiPE makes sense only if you are willing
> to develop the corresponding native code backend under lib/hipe and
> for that you need development work, not porting.

I'm glad to hear that. It's good advertising - to motivate me to page
through the HiPE source and docs to see how it is organised.

>  > The nostalgia of that can quite easily draw me into "simply having to
> port
>  > HiPE as well", but if the performance pay-off is not going to be worth
> it,
>  > I really should resist the temptation.
> Yes, probably you should.  Once you have everything else in place, we
> can help you make a backend for gumstix.

Thanks - for helping me fight temptation, and for putting up your hand to
help when the time is right.

> Kostis

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