Absolute path when using erlc on windows errors out.

Eric Merritt <>
Mon Nov 11 15:16:34 CET 2002


Thanks Thomas, Per;


 Moving it out of Program Files and into another
directory fixed the problem. The question I do have
is, considering this is a known problem is it such a
good idea for the default install to go into 'Program
Files'?  Just curious, 

Thanks,
Eric
--- Per Bergqvist <> wrote:
> Hi,                                                 
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> 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 ...).                               
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> A couple of years ago I posted a kit for native
> building of Erlang on 
> windows using cygwin.                               
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> Included was a corrected version of argument
> quoting.                 
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> 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.                                    
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> (And please send me a copy).                        
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> /Per                                                
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> > This looks like a simple MSDos error. The space
> between Program and 
> Files is                                            
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> > not parsed correctly. I have no Windows 2000 to
> experience with, but
> > brobably you can                                  
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> > put erlc in a different path and see if the
> problem remains.        
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> > /Thomas                                           
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> > ----- Original Message -----                      
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> > From: "Eric Merritt" <>        
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> > To: <>                 
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> > Sent: Saturday, November 09, 2002 11:18 PM        
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> > Subject: Absolute path when using erlc on windows
> errors out.       
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> > > Everyone,                                       
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> > >  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            
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> > > "C:\Program Files\erl5.2\bin\erlc.exe"          
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> > > some_erlang_file.erl                            
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> > > I will get an "erc: Error executing
> 'C:\Program':22"              
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> > > Once again it works fine if I leave the path off
> of               
> > > the erlc command.                               
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> > > Does anyone have a clue as to why this might be?
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> > > Thanks,                                         
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> > > Eric                                            
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