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Show HN: Codec-beam – Generate Erlang VM byte code from Haskell (github.com)
53 points by hkgumbs 9 months ago | hide | past | web | favorite | 3 comments


Just curious, what's the use case? Are you trying to integrate Haskell and Elixir / Erlang? From my understanding GHC produces faster code than the speed at which BEAM can interpret code.

Thanks for taking interest! Honestly, my "use case" is just curiosity about language implementation. I'd been hearing quite a bit of excitement around BEAM, so I wanted to explore its viability as a standalone compilation target, without relying on the existing Erlang toolchain.

Just my two cents, but BEAM has some nice features when it comes to distributed systems. You can basically exchange messages with any other process, provided that you know where it runs. If you have the right permissions, you can even spawn actors remotely. And it works out of the box.

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