Erlang IDE (was Re: Eclipse plugin advances)

Vlad Dumitrescu <>
Fri Feb 20 10:11:47 CET 2004


From: "Francesco Cesarini (Erlang Consulting)" <>
> It is worth adding that the effort being put into developing a good
> Erlang IDE will pay off with a much much wider user base, so I hope
> Eric, Marc and Vlad will keep up the good work.

Thanks!

> Emacs is great, but not suited for everyone... Especially when they are
> busy learning a new language, the last thing they want to do is to learn
> a new editor.

Or to put it another way, an Eclipse plugin is a good way to show the light to
many more Java programmers! :-)

> A straight forward IDE, lots of clicking and easily
> accessible documentation would certainly facitate the task of getting
> people to play around with Erlang much more than they are today.
> (Certainly a different group of people). Only when they are hooked on
> Erlang we can migrate them and get them hooked to Emacs.  :-)

There are also things much easier done in Eclipse, just because it's graphical.
For example, I think the text variant of a tree display takes too much space on
the screen.

/Vlad



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