[erlang-questions] Generating data of Erlang data-types in C

Jayson Vantuyl kagato@REDACTED
Tue Sep 29 05:46:41 CEST 2009

This is actually pretty challenging.  It is in no way a stupid question.

You might try ei (to marshall the external term binaries) or  
ei_connect (to be a full-blown Erlang node).


On Sep 28, 2009, at 8:41 PM, Volodymyr G. Lukiianyk wrote:

> Hi.
> Sorry if this question appears to be stupid. Well, my knowledge of  
> Erlang is next
> to zero.
> Here is the problem description. There is some network application  
> (E_app)
> written in Erlang which expects data received from network to be in  
> form of an
> Erlang tuple with possible elements of atom, tuple and list types.  
> This data
> needs to be formed by a program written in C (C_app). This problem,  
> of course,
> could be solved with a help of a separate "translator" application  
> written in
> Erlang, which would receive data from C_app in more C-friendly  
> format and send it
> to E_app in Erlang-specific format. But full solution in C is much  
> more preferable.
> Is there any way (some library?) to create Erlang-specific data from  
> C application?
> Thanks in advance.
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Jayson Vantuyl

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