standalone erlang

Bengt Kleberg <>
Thu Feb 17 10:53:57 CET 2005


Joe Armstrong (AL/EAB) wrote:
> The whole point of having a stand-alone thing is that you distribute ONE file
> 
> I don't want that one file to explode into hundreds (or thousands) of files when I execute it
> I want it to *stay* one file.
> 
> IMHO when you install a program on an OS you should move one file to the OS. When you
> remove the program you should remove ONE file.

distribute one file seems to be ok. but why insist upon one file after 
installation?
imho, if all the thousand files are placed in one directory it looks 
like one file. and to remove the program it is sufficient to remove one 
directory.


bengt



More information about the erlang-questions mailing list