AW: Hello (Erlang) World!

Richard Carlsson <>
Mon Aug 16 14:25:56 CEST 2004


On Mon, 16 Aug 2004, Eric Newhuis wrote:

> 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 you describe these problems in a bit more detail, please?

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

The only real problem that I know about has to do with the debugger,
which has its own hard-coded ideas about how a module looks and
where it should be found.

	/Richard

> 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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