Erlang Development Environment
Tue Mar 6 11:21:10 CET 2001
Sean Hinde <> writes:
>I've read a number of suggestions for a better Erlang Development
>Environment than emacs.. It certainly seems we are falling behind some other
>languages in terms of support environment. (OCaml, Clean, Python etc).
There used to be a simple but perfectly usable development environment
called xerl (I think). It consisted of an editor window and a coupled
shell window with some helpful buttons. The editor was textedit-like,
but had a reasonable knowledge of Erlang syntax so it could help with
While not as powerful as the emacs environment it was perfect for users
who were shy of emacs or running on Windows.
Best of all it was written in Erlang so it could have been extended
into a full environment with close coupling to the debugger and other
graphical system display tools.
I don't know why it was dropped. It was pre-gs so it would have had to
been ported. Maybe the code still exists somewhere and could be used
as a starting point for a new environment.
I porbably think, without having given too much thought on the subject,
that Gtk is the way to go. If you were doing a "product" for money
then I would buy some portable environment.
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