erlang/python,ruby,.. interfaces on tcp

Roberto Ostinelli roberto@REDACTED
Mon Aug 10 10:42:45 CEST 2009

dear all,
an old question here: i'd like to interface erlang with python, ruby, and
other languages as i go. i am aware of the existance of port drivers
. you need to develop one for each erlang / other language couple;
. a crash in the port driver brings the emulator down too.

therefore, i'm thinking to use a binary protocol over tcp/ip. this allows:

. to have only a single exit/entry point from erlang structured as a tcp
. to avoid crashing the emulator if something goes wrong in the client.

since communication between erlang nodes is done by tcp, i think this could
be an interesting thing to try out.


1. do you think that this is worth a try, or you'd better really be off with
port drivers? i know there's one for ruby for instance.

2. what kind of fast binary protocol would you recommend?

thank you,


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