Robert Virding – LFE – a lisp flavour on the Erlang VM (Lambda Days 2016)


By Erlang Central | Published: March 21, 2016



Slides and more info – http://www.lambdadays.org/lambdadays2016/robert-virding

Why yet another lisp? Why do we need/want a new lisp for the Erlang VM? What is it that makes the existing ones, even Clojure, a bad fit? LFE (Lisp Flavoured Erlang) has been designed to run efficiently on the Erlang VM and at the same time be a “real lisp” providing Lisp’s good bits. We will describe the language and how it uses the properties of the system as well as some of the tooling around it.

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