Determining the platform you are running on

Mats Cronqvist <>
Fri May 31 08:25:14 CEST 2002


> Does anyone have any idea on how to request that Erlang return the platform
> it is currently running on?  I'm looking for some type of string, such
> as returned by GNU autoconf's config.guess would return, for example
> "i686-pc-linux-gnu".
> I would like to use this string to determine the name of the directory
> to load my linked-in driver(s) from.
> Or does anyone have a better idea on handling locating my linked in
> driver shared objects?
> --
> Shawn.
> Why do I like Perl?  Because ``in accordance with Unix tradition Perl
> gives you enough rope to hang yourself with.''
> Why do I dislike Java? Because ``the class ROPE that should contain the
> method HANG to do the hanging doesn't exist because there is too much
> 'security' built into the base language.''

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