[erlang-bugs] File naming

Lukas Larsson <>
Thu Nov 11 10:21:45 CET 2010


The run_test executable has been part of Erlang too long for it to be
renamed at this point without affecting a lot of projects. It has just
recently been moved into the default path of an installed Erlang system
which is probably why you haven't run into this issue before. 

It is unfortunate that such a generic name was chosen (ct_run would have
been better imo) but alas there are too many people depending on that
name right now.

It is also strange that a voice synthesizer software has a exectutable
called run_test, but I guess they have the same reasons as we do for not
wanting to change that.


On Mon, 2010-11-08 at 18:05 +0100, Christian Faulhammer wrote:
> Hi,
> the binary run_test is a badly chosen name as it is really generic and
> collides with a binary of the same name in the speech_dispatcher
> package.  Is a rename to something more special like run_erlang_test
> possible without any sideeffects?
> V-Li

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