Suggested Example

Sean Hinde <>
Mon Oct 9 11:50:29 CEST 2000

> I've read the Erlang book and I basically understanding how to use the
> language.  I've also read through most of the OTP docs, and I think I
> understand most of what I read, but I still can't see the forest for
> the trees.  I get the basic idea of setting up supervisors and worker
> processes, but there are many, many details which are not obvious from
> the docs.

I agree, and it caused me a lot of pain also. Now that I've figured it out
though I find it quick and easy to produce a new application using the
skeletons in emacs. Just create an application skeleton, a supervisor
skeleton, and your gen_server skeletons. Fill out the missing fields in each
file and you are almost there.

All that is needed is an file in your ebin directory
and you can call application:start(name). and you are away.

Obviously there is more to it than this but perserverence does pay!!


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