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Adding my own BIF

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0) run configure

1) add your bifs to erts/emulator/beam/bif.tab

e.g. bif re:grep/2 bif re:compile/1

2) create a C file

e.g. erts/emulator/beam/erl_bif_re.c

3) add your C file to erts/emulator/<arch>/Makefile

e.g. RUN_OBJS = $(OBJDIR)/erl_bif_re.o \

4) implement your bifs by stealing bits from existing erl_bif_*.c files

e.g. BIF_RETTYPE re_grep_2(BIF_ALIST_2){

Eterm result;
result = magic_function();
BIF_RET(result);

}

5) run make; make install

 steps 0-3 need only be done once.
 note that if you add

bif re:grep/2

 to bif.tab

there should be a erl_bif_re.c

 that implements

BIF_RETTYPE re_grep_2(BIF_ALIST_2);