AW: Hello (Erlang) World!

Eric Newhuis <>
Mon Aug 16 14:10:49 CEST 2004


We tried this feature and it caused problems.

Either due to our then lack of Erlang finesse or actual limitations the
packaging causes problems with OTP.

Can anyone comment on that?  Maybe it has been brought up before.  Now where
is that mailling list archive search button....


On 8/16/04 2:41 AM, "Richard Carlsson" <> wrote:

>  wrote:
> 
>>>   http://www.erlang.se/publications/packages.html
>>>   http://www.it.uu.se/research/reports/2000-001
>> 
>> Now this is interesting! I looked through the Erlang book, the "Erlang
>> Extensions since 4.4" and the most current "Erlang Reference Manual
>> version 5.3" - no mentioning of packages. Is this something like a
>> (nearly) "undocumented feature"?
> 
> "Nearly undocumented" is pretty much correct. It is only announced
> in the "Release Highlights" section of the R9 documentation.
> 
> Note that the tech report from 2000 was just the first draft of
> what the package system could look like. It does not describe the
> implementation. The first link above is the one to use for reference.
> 
> /Richard

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