Eir: Infrastructure for working with BEAM code

Eir is an intermediate representation for Erlang code. It is designed to support advanced code optimizations, and for use with LLVM.

During the presentation, two proof-of-concepts will be presented, both utilizing Eir:

  • Whirl - A proof-of-concept WebAssembly runtime for BEAM languages
  • Niffy - A tool for automatically generating NIFs from Erlang/Elixir code

The talk will serve as a walkthrough of Eir and it's related projects, including where it came from, where it is right now, and where it might be headed in the future.

OBJECTIVES

Introduce people to the Eir project

TARGET AUDIENCE

People interested in alternate runtimes and BEAM concepts.

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