[erlang-questions] If you could rename ports, what would you call them?

James Churchman jameschurchman@REDACTED
Thu Oct 14 12:34:32 CEST 2010

Would this erlang subset not also have wider reaching applications allowing even the NIFs to sometimes be build in "erlang" if it had access to c standard headers somehow or provided very very fast code. Also would erlang lack of true "arrays" be a problem? (also really thinking ahead would it allow an OS to be built in erlang? :-)

On 8 Oct 2010, at 12:16, Joe Armstrong wrote:

> Indeed - in fact the Erlang scheduler and GC should be written in Erlang
> - this would have to be a strictly controlled sub-set of Erlang that created no
> garbage and had access to memory and registers - something that could
> be cross compiled to C (do pretty much like they did in smalltalk many
> years ago :-)
> /Joe

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