[erlang-questions] "Fat" BEAMs?

Tony Rogvall tony@REDACTED
Thu Oct 10 12:34:13 CEST 2013

Maybe give https://github.com/tonyrog/inline a try?


On 10 okt 2013, at 11:56, Olivier BOUDEVILLE <olivier.boudeville@REDACTED> wrote:

> Hi, 
> Let's suppose that, thanks to a parse-transform, we fetched recursively from other modules most if not all code explicitly callable from a given module, so that the full code (ultimately calling only basic language constructs and BIFs) ends up in a single (presumably big, unfolded, possibly inlined) AST. 
> Then, in  the prospect of native compilation (HiPe, possibly others like ErLLVM), I imagine that not only we should get rid of the overhead of inter-module calls, but we would also give to the compiler the best full view on which it could operate and generate the best code it could manage? 
> Has this approach already been attempted? Would it have some potential interest? 
> Thanks in advance for any hint, 
> Best regards, 
> Olivier.
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