Starting Erlang

Mikael Pettersson <>
Wed Apr 24 18:49:44 CEST 2002


On Wed, 24 Apr 2002 14:50:01 +0200 (CEST), Joe Armstrong wrote:
>	2) An application is (usually) three files.
>
>	   foo.bat  (windows launcher)
>	   foo.sh   (unix launcher)
>	   foo.ear  (Erlang archive)
>
>           foo.bar and foo.sh would be one liners
>           containing just
>
>	   erlRun foo.ear -s Mod Func Arg1 Arg2 ... ArgN
>
>	   foo.ear is assumed to be a Mod x Code archive -
>	   The code in this is loaded (lazily)

Please please please make .ear be a standard (e.g. POSIX) archive
format, usable by standard tools (e.g. tar/cpio/pax).
The world doesn't need Yet Another Pointless Archive Format(TM).

/Mikael



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