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