Absolute path when using erlc on windows errors out.
Mon Nov 11 09:47:58 CET 2002
This is a well known problem under windows and is caused by incorrect
qouting of parameters in Erlang (and yes, in the end caused by MS as
everything else ...).
A couple of years ago I posted a kit for native building of Erlang on
windows using cygwin.
Included was a corrected version of argument quoting.
Unfortunately I didn't bring anything when leaving that job so if
somebody have a copy of the posting you can probably move it up
to R9 with ease.
(And please send me a copy).
> This looks like a simple MSDos error. The space between Program and
> not parsed correctly. I have no Windows 2000 to experience with, but
> brobably you can
> put erlc in a different path and see if the problem remains.
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> ----- Original Message -----
> From: "Eric Merritt" <>
> To: <>
> Sent: Saturday, November 09, 2002 11:18 PM
> Subject: Absolute path when using erlc on windows errors out.
> > Everyone,
> > I have what I hope is a quick question for you all.
> > It seems that when I use a full path to execute the
> > erlc command on windows 2000 it errors out. It works
> > just fine in other cases however. For example if I use
> > "C:\Program Files\erl5.2\bin\erlc.exe"
> > some_erlang_file.erl
> > I will get an "erc: Error executing 'C:\Program':22"
> > Once again it works fine if I leave the path off of
> > the erlc command.
> > Does anyone have a clue as to why this might be?
> > Thanks,
> > Eric
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