Learning by reading code

Thomas Lindgren thomasl_erlang@REDACTED
Tue May 27 16:51:38 CEST 2003

> Hello,
> I am trying to learn Erlang, and like to read code
> written by experienced Erlangers.
> I came across the following things (in xmerl) for
> which I could find no explanation in the
> documentation:
> -compile(export_all).
> What does this mean? Does it automatically export
> all functions contained in the file?

Yes. I think a more modern approach (at least when you
use makefiles) is to do

  erlc +export_all module.erl

and leave the -compile(...) attribute out. (Because
you can change the mass of options once in the
makefile instead of going through each module.)

(or in the top loop, use the clumsier
1> c(module, [export_all]).


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