Reia is a Ruby/Python-like language for BEAM, the Erlang VM
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Reia

Welcome to Reia (pronounced RAY-uh), a Ruby-like scripting language for the
Erlang virtual machine (BEAM).

Compiling Reia

Reia requires Erlang version R12B-3 (5.6.3) or later. The latest version of
Erlang is available here:

http://www.erlang.org/download.html

To compile Reia, type:

rake

under the Reia source tree to build Reia.

Implementation

Here’s some thoroughly interesting implementation trivia about Reia:

  • Leex-based scanner
  • Yecc-based grammar (a Neotoma-based branch is also available)
  • Successive parse transforms convert Reia parse trees into the Erlang abstract
    format, then into BEAM/HiPE bytecode

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About the Author

Reia was created by Tony Arcieri, a programmer from Boulder, Colorado, USA.
Tony has a background in network services and distributed peer-to-peer systems.
His favorite programming languages are Ruby and Erlang.