Longstanding issues: structs & standalone Erlang

Douglas Philips <>
Thu Feb 16 01:16:44 CET 2006

> On 2006 Feb 15, at 5:07 AM, Romain Lenglet indited:
> But I think that this specific problem of multiple versions only
> rarely occurs (?), so we should not focus on it.

Not so rare, actually. Anyone who ships Java solutions has been  
through that hell.
Esp. when one companies software "Needs" a specific version, yours  
needs another, and there can be "only one" installed in the systems  
normal/default location. Worse when one system patch is needed for  
one package, but breaks another.

If this isn't a problem with Erlang, it is not because Erlang is  
immune, it is because Erlang is not popular enough to have that many  
developers working on enough projects/products...

OTOH, the more time goes by before Erlang is that popular, the more  
(I hope) options there will be to solve this problem.


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