Starting Erlang

Ulf Wiger <>
Thu Apr 25 09:57:27 CEST 2002

On Thu, 25 Apr 2002, Joe Armstrong wrote:

>  init.erl has the possibility to fetch code from the net.
>  *does anybody use the -loader inet -hosts ...* stuff ?????

We have at least discussed this option as we move towards running
Erlang on our device boards. A simple NFS mount might do the
trick, though. We need to look at it some more. Your idea of
including binaries in the script file is a bit interesting, but
it would make patching more difficult (then again, if it's an
_option_, this doesn't have to be a problem).

Of course, _reading_ start.script would be a bit more tiring if
all the beam code were embedded -- kindof defeats the purpose of
having a text representation... I'm sure this can be solved

Ulf Wiger, Senior Specialist,
   / / /   Architecture & Design of Carrier-Class Software
  / / /    Strategic Product & System Management
 / / /     Ericsson Telecom AB, ATM Multiservice Networks

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